YKL100 - Introduction to World Literature I

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Last revision date 2018-09-28 11:30:03.297
Last review date 2018-09-28 11:30:03.297

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.

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.

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