Fall 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Michaelson, Pat
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6310 Section 001
W Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Professing Literature

Description of Course:

Why do we teach literature? What should we teach? How do our critical assumptions translate into pedagogy? How do we adapt findings in the science of learning to disciplinary ways of thinking?

This course is designed to help teachers and future teachers of literature to answer those questions for themselves. While it will touch on practicalities like syllabus design and resources available for teachers, the course will focus on the relationship between literary scholarship and the aims of education.

Required Texts:

G. Graff, _Professing Literature_
C. Bronte, _Jane Eyre_
Twain, _Huckleberry Finn_ (Norton edition)
Additional readings on electronic reserve

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

1. Active preparation for and participation in seminar discussion.
2. Development of one undergraduate literature course, complete with syllabus, bibliography, and preparative notes on each text to be taught.

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