Two faculty members from DePauw University and Effat University to collaborate on the creation of a Globally Connected Course titled "The Artist in World Literature" that will be taught in spring 2018. The course engages with conceptions of the artist ? historical, cultural, socio-political ? through literary case studies that postulate the conception and bring it to life. The new course will be based on a course that one of the proposers has taught and that overlaps with a course on World Literature that the co-proposer has taught. The proposal identifies four dimensions of student learning outcomes and provides a plan for how the course will be developed.