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Literature and Culture
LIT & CULTURE
CLASS CODE: ENG 442 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Examines the interdisciplinary relationship between literature and one of the following significant cultural areas: myth, philosophy, humanities, psychology, economics, or politics. (Culminating course for English Majors/Literary Studies Emphasis.)
TAUGHT: Winter only.
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Topics vary according to the specific approach: myth, philosophy, humanities, psychoogy, economics, or politics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Read texts representing a cultural period--literature, history, philosophy, etc.
  2. Explore the relationship among literature and other cultural texts representing that period.
  3. Learn methods of inquiry in another relevant discipline.
  4. Write an interdisciplinary paper on a literary text and its cultural milieu.
REQUIREMENTS: Readings in primary literature; readings in secondary historical, cultural, and theoretical sources; short analysis and summary papers; a significant senior paper modeled after published examples of literary criticism. Requires 20 pages of edited prose. MLA documentation.
PREREQUISITES: English Major core classes.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001