This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama and essays of world literature from the Renaissance through the modern era. Emphasized are the intellectual and moral issues in literature that unite humankind despite diversity in time, place and language. Because this course may be taken as an alternative to English Composition II, students will be expected to demonstrate competency in writing and research by producing work which is not only grammatically and mechanically correct but which displays effective sentence structure and organization, precise diction, appropriate use of research materials, and proper MLA documentation. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement and is an alternative to ENC 1102. A grade of “C” or higher must be attained.