LITR264H Themes in Literature - Religion (Honors section)
Department of Language & Literature: Literature
- I. Course Number and Title
- LITR264H Themes in Literature - Religion (Honors section)
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Admission to the Honors@Bucks program
- V. Other Pertinent Information
The Department of Language and Literature has determined that all literature courses are writing-intensive and that students must write a minimum of 2500 words in formal writing assignments.
LITR264H is part of the Honors@Bucks program. Honors@Bucks challenges high-ability, intellectually curious students through coursework emphasizing scholarly research, high-order critical thinking, and experiential learning.
Students cannot register for honors coursework until they have applied to and been accepted by the Honors@Bucks program.
Honors@Bucks is open to students in all associate degree programs who meet Honors@Bucks' criteria.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course explores the connection between religious belief and literary expression, including poetry, novels, drama, and essays. Study of classic religious and literary texts from around the world will focus on both formal and thematic patterns to help students understand the varieties of religious experience and deepen their sense of literature.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsDrawing from world literature and religion, the course will guide students to see the relationship between spiritual and religious belief and literary expression.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- To help students to appreciate their links with the past and to recognize how myth and religion function in life, as well as how they underlie literature; and
- To enable students to recognize biblical and mythical allusion in literature and to see beyond the "surface meaning" of a literary work.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Poems, essays, and works of fiction or drama selected should reflect a range of times and cultures, as stipulated by instructor; see course syllabus. Selections may include Biblical accounts, passages from various sacred tests, and works of recognized authors, such as Sophocles, Basho, Dante, Wordsworth, Hesse, Kafka, and others.
Review/Approval Date - 3/99; New Core 8/2015