Approaches to Literature: Global Topics focuses on the study of literature concerned with social, cultural, and political forces both regionally and globally. Topics of study may include education, political movements, ideological and cultural conflicts, and humans’ relationship with nature. The texts will include a wide range of fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres and media. In addition to the development of critical reading and analysis of texts, the course emphasizes writing, research, speaking, listening, and developing grammar and vocabulary. A major focus is placed on literary analysis of concepts such as theme, characterization, and symbolism.