YKL100 - Introduction to World Literature I

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Last revision date 2018-12-03 15:03:34.811
Last review date 2018-12-03 15:03:34.811

Subject Title
Introduction to World Literature I

Subject Description
YKL 100 begins the journey through world literature by examining several classic literary works from the ancient period to the 17th century. Texts from these periods primarily reflect three foundational genres (epic, drama, and poetry). The principal intent of the course, then, is to acquaint students with seminal writings, while encouraging the development of the close reading skills and critical vocabulary necessary to understanding and discussing literature. Thematic connections across cultures and time periods will be explored, including questions about the presentation of human nature and relationships, and the relationship between reality and myth. The ways in which these texts both reflect and transcend their historical context will also 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:

Upon successful completion of YKL 100, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate familiarity with some of the world’s literary traditions
  • engage in close reading of literary texts, including the development of critical reading skills
  • show an understanding of the relationship between reality and myth
  • examine the connection between the past and the present, as it appears in and through literary works
  • write academic essays about literature that reflect a developing critical vocabulary

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.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.