ERIC Number: ED071086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
English Mini-Course World Literature (Preliminary, Unedited Version).
Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.
This curriculum guide to a mini-course in world literature for high school students is restricted to the study of five short novels written in the twentieth century: "Demian" and "Siddhartha" by Hesse, "Platero and I" by Jimenez, "We Never Make Mistakes" by Solzhenitsyn, and "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by Joyce. The objectives of the course are to help the student develop proficiency in (1) analyzing different views of common problems in living, (2) expressing and defending his ideas, (3) reflecting in his discussion and composition a facility and a precision in the use of language, (4) identifying various levels of meaning in fiction, (5) analyzing moral problems presented in literature, (6) explaining the use of literary symbols, (7) explaining the relationships between man and nature expressed in Western humanism and Eastern religious thought, and (8) evaluating humanitarian concerns in world literature. The guide includes suggestions for writing assignments, discussions, and reports, and a list of critical materials on these five novels. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.