World Literature Course OfferingsWOLT 210 Soviet Dissident Literature – GS 7
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WOLT 320 Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction – GS 10
This course serves as an introduction to 19th-century Russian literature seen within its historical and cultural contexts. After a brief survey of Russian history and literature from the Kievan Period through the 18th century, the course concentrates on famous short stories and novels by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov. These works will be examined, not only as literary masterpieces, but also in terms of the ethical and value questions they raise. Students will write critical essays, take essay examinations and read additional material helpful to understanding Russian literature as a major part of 19th-century European culture.
WOLT 325 / CLAS 325 Classical Mythology – GS 10
This course will study both Greek and Roman mythology in their literary and cultural contexts. The course will consider the meanings, purposes and universality of various myths, such as the stories of Prometheus, Orpheus, Oedipus and Aeneas. It may also include comparative elements, touching, for example, Norse, Celtic and American Indian myths.