Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 370                                    
Course Title: Topics in Ancient Literature
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Topics in Ancient Literature gives students insight into myth, religion, politics, culture and aesthetics of a variety of cultures in the ancient world. Individual instructors will develop their syllabi according to their areas of specialization, but possible subjects include: (a) topics such as oral vs. written culture, democracy in literature, outlaws in the ancient world; (b) themes such as fate, heroism, love, and war; (c) genres such as tragedy, comedy, and oral epics. Students will learn to examine the ancient world through theoretical perspectives such as postcolonialism, feminism, performance, and historiography, and in the process, they will develop critical skills such as close reading, analysis, organized thought, and effective writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201. LIT 260 or permission of the instructor
Corequisite: LIT 260 or permission of the instructor.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: