World Literature II: Latin America, Africa, Asia Lightning Literature
Covering world literature from India, Chile, China, and Lebanon and short stories from many countries. Literature selections include: Malgudi Days - short stories (R.K. Narayan - India), Short Stories of India selected from Other Voices, Other Vistas, My Invented Country - memoir (Isabel Allende - Chile), Short Stories of Latin America and Japan selected from Other Voices, Other Vistas, A Thousand Pieces of Gold - memoir (Adeline Yen Mah - China), Short Stories of China selected from Other Voices, Other Vistas, "In the Name of Identity" - essay (Amin Maalouf - Lebanon), and Short Stories of Africa selected from Other Voices, Other Vistas.
Lessons include comprehension notes and questions; historical, cultural, and literary background notes; writing exercises; and discussion questions. The Student Guide includes historical, cultural, and literary background information, comprehension questions, writing exercises, discussion questions and project suggestions, reading lists appropriate to the period or subject, semester and full-year schedules, and a bibliography. The Teacher's Guide is needed if you want the answers to the comprehension questions. It also provides a teaching schedule, teaching and grading aids, and a copy of the writing exercises and discussion questions for the teacher's convenience.
This course is most useful for upper level students who have already taken some literature courses. World Literature I is a prerequisite for World Literature II. Students interested in literature and cultural issues other than those of America and Europe as well as those studying modern world history will be intrigued with this course. It is more difficult than the American and British Literature courses and Speech.