Academic Calendar

COMP – Comparative Literature

COMP 102
World Literature to the 17th Century
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course focuses on analyzing and comparing major works of world literature from antiquity to the early seventeenth century. Reflecting the depth and diversity of various civilizations, the texts in this course are studied in English translations. The course is designed to cultivate the students' appreciation for serious literary works within a global, comparative context and to encourage their love of reading. As well, it aims to enrich the students' awareness of other cultures and literary traditions and to enhance the ethos of tolerance, acceptance, and respect for others.

COMP 103
World Literature from the 17th Century to the Present
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course is a sequel to COMP 102. It focuses on analyzing and comparing major works of world literature from the early seventeenth century to the present. Using the skills and knowledge they have gained in COMP 102, students in COMP 103 explore plays, poems, novels, and stories written between the seventeenth century and the present by renowned international writers. Note: COMP 102 & COMP 103 satisfy 6 literacy credits in the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in COMP 102.