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Active as of Summer Session 2021

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Literature: The Great Books

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 1460

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

Honors Literature is a seminar course of the great books and literature of non-Western and Western writers and includes canonical, authoritative, and acclaimed texts across the ages such as epics, tragedies, novels, dramatic works for the stage, and poetry. The class will expose students to writers of genius, authors who have dreamed literature in all centuries and across all borders. It will invite students to inhabit verse and prose that represent values, systems of belief, and culture. Students will be called on to become readers, writers, discussants, and wonderers. Though literature is sometimes a mirror that works badly, the ultimate subject of this class is the students themselves, and it is up to them to name and understand the relationship between these extraordinary texts and our human condition. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Writing Honors College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1460 - Honors Literature: The Great Books

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
One of the following: ACT English score 24, ACT Reading score 24, Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score 78, Accuplacer NextGen Reading score 250, High School GPA 3.0, Or permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 1460 - Honors Literature: The Great Books

There are no corequisites for this course.