YKL100 - Introduction to World Literature I

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Subject Title
Introduction to World Literature I

Subject Description
YKL 100 begins the journey through World Literature by examining several literary classics.  These texts reflect three genres (epic, drama, and poetry) and lay the foundation of Western literature. The principal intent of the course, then, is to acquaint students with seminal writings that gave rise, over the centuries, to the modern classics that most of us are familiar with today. The relationship between reality and myth will be examined in many of the course?s selections and the ways in which these old manuscripts remain peculiarly modern will be investigated.

Credit Status
YKL 100 is a required subject for all LAT students. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

The objectives of this course are to:

a.    give students an overview of the Western literary tradition,
b.    give students the opportunity to develop critical reading skills,
c.     give students the opportunity to examine the relationship between reality and myth,
d.    give students a forum within which they can examine the connection between the past and the present, and
e.    give students some exposure to the writing of academic essays about literature. 

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.