Demonstrate a comparative understanding of national literature and literary traditions.

**to demonstrate a comparative understanding of national literature and literary traditions within the context of the short story and through close readings of this text in its original language and translation**to situate primary texts within essay to support analysis**to cultivate an understanding of major critical and interpretive methods and apply them to primary literary sources to construct interpretive arguments in the essay form**to develop analytical and critical thinking and research skills through close readings of primary literature and secondary scholarship and criticism.