World Literature course topicsSeptember 26, 2014 – 08:57 am

World Literature course topics

Students of World Literature have the chance to visit the places they read about. Here, members of an English Romantic Poets class descend toward Grasmere Village in England. Forty percent of Augustana students spend a study term abroad. World Literature at Augustana incorporates texts from many eras and cultures. Courses explore Greek literature and lyric poetry, Scandinavian, German, Hispanic and French texts, and the history and technique of cinema…

World Literature CLEPJune 19, 2014 – 07:23 am

World Literature CLEP

One way to cut back the expense of a college education, while cutting back the time away from home and work to a minimum, is to take advantage of the growing number of credit-by-examination options available today. In issue #30 of Practical Homeschooling, we told you about the benefits of taking Advanced Placement courses while in high school. Advanced Placement, or AP, is a well-known way to get college credit for work completed in high school…

World Literature IIFebruary 23, 2015 – 09:31 am

World Literature II

: Dr. Norbert Elliot Course Description : Literature 331 offers students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of contemporary global interactions by exploring a diverse array of culturally expressive artifacts-novels, short stories, and poems-grouped geographically by region. Course readings represent the following regions: Europe, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East. A second course, Literature 330, covers the literature of North America…

World Literature project ideasSeptember 29, 2014 – 04:23 pm

World Literature project ideas

Retelling is a key indicator for comprehension. Pixie provides opportunities for students to retell using a combination of text, visuals, and oral language. Retelling stories through the comic genre is a lot more exciting than a worksheet! The visual nature of comics helps students cement ideas through nonlinguistic representation. If students create multiple pages in Pixie, they can print 4 to 6 pages per sheet to share in comic form. Because of…

World Literature Summer Reading listMarch 28, 2015 – 08:15 am

World Literature Summer Reading list

Digital media editor Jen Rickard Blair ’s summer reading picks range from multiethnic mystery to dystopian sci-fi. We suspect she’ll read these in a lawn chair or on the couch with her new dog snuggled up into a somewhat precarious position on Jen’s knees, shoulders, head, or toes. Nest of Worlds Marek S. Huberath. Michael Kandel, tr. I recently read one of Marek Huberath’s sci-fi short stories and am very excited to read this novel , which is his…

World Literature degreeSeptember 21, 2015 – 12:06 pm

World Literature degree

Guest post: A Worried Student The first thing people think when I tell them that I am studying English is that I must be mad. Either that or I want to be a teacher – in which case, they still think I am mad. The problem with studying English literature at university is that you will initially have to constantly explain your decision to those around you. If your family members do not have a history of studying an arts or humanities subject, then you…

World Literature how the World was madeJuly 10, 2014 – 01:48 pm

World Literature how the World was made

Certain cherished books are like old loves. We didn’t part on bad terms; but it’s complicated, and would require too much effort to resume relations. If one’s first love is for Letters, people tend to come second (or possibly third). Yes, books are ink-and-paper relationships that can supplement and, at times, displace flesh-and-blood relations. Such was my breathlessly intense, and evidently unhealthy, understanding of literature as an impressionable…