Comparative Literature I (Revision 1)
Temporarily closed, effective February 4, 2015.
Area of Study: Humanities
Precluded Course: None
ENGL 335 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Comparative Literature I introduces students to some of the major works of world literature by examining texts which transcend the boundaries of language, culture, and nationality. One of the assumptions of the comparative approach is that literary traditions continue to exist, in one form or another, throughout history, and in various languages and parts of the world.
Comparative Literature I focuses on works from Greek, Medieval, and Renaissance literature, and is complemented by ENGL 336 which examines more recent works in various media.
To receive credit for ENGL 335, you must achieve a minimum grade of 50 percent on each assignment, 50 percent on the final examination, and a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:
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The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Davis, Paul, et al., eds. Western Literature in a World Context. Vol. I. New York: St. Martin's Free Press, 1995.
Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose. New York: Warner Books, 1984.
Maalouf, Amin. Leo the African. London: Abacus Books, 1994.
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Devil on the Cross. London: Heinemann, 1988.
Voltaire. Candide or Optimism. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 2005.
Other course materials include a student manual and study guide. Please contact the Library for the DVD “Name of the Rose”.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
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Opened in Revision 1.
Updated May 11 2016 by Student & Academic Services