This course will provide students with a survey of world literature, covering a variety of texts from both the classical and contemporary world. Major units of literature will originate from Ancient & Arabic cultures, India, Asia, Classical Greece, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. This course also emphasizes the writing process, and students will develop the Ignatian attribute of “eloquentia perfecta” by improving written communication through the process of drafting, receiving peer and instructor feedback, and revising formal essays. Students will study techniques of persuasive writing, compile a writing portfolio throughout the year, and complete an independent research project on a novel and country of their choice. Vocabulary building is also an essential part of this course.