World Literature: Middle Ages to 17th Century
In this course, read some of the essential and extraordinary works of the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 17th century, including Dante's "Divine Comedy," Shakespeare's "King Lear," Cervantes's "Don Quixote," and Sor Juana's Mexican poetry.
What you can learn.
- Read works or selections by Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Petrarch, Erasmus, Castiglione, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Milton
- Describe and evaluate the topics and issues each text addresses
- Explain why topics/issues mattered to the authors of the texts we’re reading
- Assess the topics/issues addressed: Are the topics relevant to your life? Do the topics matter to you?