E 316N - World Literature

Texas Common Number: ENGL 2331
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
E 316N World Literature Online $895.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

This course is designed to give students multiple perspectives on the people and cultures that share our globe through engagement with fascinating literary expressions of these cultures. Along the way, the mode of expression of literature, its forms, tools, techniques and values will be emphasized in hope of increasing students’ appreciation of the various voices that comprise global literature today. A primary goal is to introduce readers to various cultural practices that have shaped identities across the globe, and by doing so to create a deeper understanding of non-U.S. societies and cultures.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Student have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials:

The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 4th Ed. Package 2: Volumes D, E, and F. ISBN: 9780393265910

Technical Requirements:

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM and also meet Proctorio’s system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Description:

Introduction to masterpieces of world literature, emphasizing historical, generic, and thematic connections.

May be counted towards the Global Cultures flag requirement.


One of the following: English 303C (or 603A), Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q or Tutorial Course 303C (or 603A).

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.