Course code LitZ1081
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses LitZ1081: General Literature II (Western Literature)
Course annotation
Course provides knowledge and insight into the development of the world, especially European, literature form Middle Ages until the XX century. In observing the development of Western literture, innovative aspects are emphasized, concentrating on authors, genres and movements.
Knowledge of terms of traditional western poetics; comprehension of western literary traditions and movements.
Course plan

1.Characteristics of Medieval literary process.L2
2.The most vivid literary manifestations of the Renaissance.L4
3.Shakespeare’s creative work.L2
4.French classicism.L2
5.Enlightenment literature.L2
6.Creative work of Goethe.L2
7.Features and values of the Romantic world outlook.L4
8.Literature of realism.L2
9.Russian novel of XIX century.L2
10.Novel in naturalism.L2
11.Peculiarities of the development of short prose in the second half of XIX century.L2
12.Decadence and symbolism.L2

Requirements for obtaining credit points
1)3 written tests – 75 % (each – 25%).
2) A written exam – 25 %.
Study programmes Baltic Philology