OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
English 258 at the University of Idaho
Office: Brink 230
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:00-3:30
INFORMATION & SYLLABUS
This course surveys culturally significant literary works in the Western tradition from the 17th to the 21st centuries, with the goal of walking you through major literary movements and building your sense of the variety of literary genres. The readings are challenging in several ways—elevated and syntactically complex language, lots of pages, big ideas, innovative forms, sometimes edgy subject matter. A prerequisite to doing well in the course is a commitment to reading carefully and on schedule. The payoff should be a series of amazing, life-altering, mind-blowing epiphanies about the power of literary art.