Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Murphy, Jessica
Discipline and Number
HUMA 1301 Section 002
MWF Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Course Title
Exploration of the Humanities

Description of Course:

Humans are storytellers, and many of the stories we tell follow similar patterns. In this class intended to demonstrate the relations among various forms of cultural expression, we will study four of these persistent narratives: “star-crossed lovers,” “rags-to-riches,” “the quest,” and “dreamer hero.” One classic text will serve as the core of each of these units, and we will examine a number of adaptations of the story in a variety of artistic media.

Required Texts:

Romeo and Juliet, The Pelican Shakespeare (cheapest edition with good notes), ISBN 978-0-14-071484-5
Coursepack of readings will include selections from Arthurian legend, Cinderella, and Don Quixote.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Four exams, reading quizzes, analysis paper, and participation.

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