"Exploration of the great works of world literature and art in their historical contexts so that students may discover the variety and development of human thought and feeling in various cultures. Works of the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods in Europe as well as Asian and Middle-Eastern works that have influenced the West, in the forms of poetry, drama, fiction, visual art, and music. A writing-intensive course requiring outside papers and essay tests. Approximately 80 percent of the course is devoted to the study of literature. Lecture 3 hrs. 3 hours credit"