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ENG1043 - Classical Literature

Course Description

A course designed to increase the student's understanding, appreciation, and use of the values and functions of literature. Devotional illustrations for oral and written presentations, such as lessons and sermons, are drawn from the great themes of literature found in the five major genres: essay, poetry, drama, short story, and novel.

Course Objectives

The following intended learning outcomes will be achieved by this course:

  1. Understand, appreciate, and use the following values and functions of literature. (*)
    1. Literature offers a means to understanding the human experience.
    2. Literature enlarges one's being.
    3. Literature gives form to one's own experiences.
    4. Literature heightens awareness.
    5. Literature serves as a catalyst to thinking.
    6. Literature provides recreation and entertainment.
  2. Read with comprehension the five major genres of classical literature: essay, poetry, drama, short story, and novel.
  3. Write devotional illustrations drawn from classical literature.
  4. Participate in a collaborative learning experience that includes class discussions and small group interactions about the themes found in classical literature.

The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to synthesize; analyze; reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving; and live with ambiguity.(CP-10)

(*) Source: Leland Ryken, (Windows to the World)

Course Prerequisites

English Composition I

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