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Course SummaryEnglish 301 provides an overview of essential non-Western literary works. Access this course at any time to enhance your non-Western literature knowledge, improve your literary analysis skills and strengthen your academic performance.
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Take a look at this comprehensive literature course to study the characteristics, themes and importance of non-Western literature. You'll review short and engaging lessons that examine non-Western literature through post-colonialist, African, Asian, feminist and Islamic perspectives. We've included short self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of important literary concepts and terms.
This course can be used by students and independent learners who want to improve their basic understanding of non-Western literature. You can complete the course at your own pace using any device that has an Internet connection. If you have any questions about these literature topics, you can submit them to our instructors at any time.
|Non-Western Literature in the Western World||Analyze the issues related to non-Western literature in the Western world. Examine typical Western ideas about non-Western cultures and the cultural relativity approach to reading.|
|Post-Colonial Literature||Apply post-colonial theory to texts written by authors living in former colonies.|
|African Literature||Compare and contrast literature from African culture in different eras.|
|Asian Literature||Analyze Asian literature from different periods.|
|Gender Issues in Non-Western Literature||Examine gender issues in non-Western literature using feminist theory. Analyze a text that centralizes the male gaze.|
|Literature & Islam||Evaluate the effects of religious and cultural worldviews on non-Western literature. Assess non-Western literature as a way to communicate the universal.|
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