Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Towner, Theresa
Discipline and Number
HUMA 1301 Section 008
TR Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Exploration of the Humanities

Description of Course:

Course Description and Requirements

Intended to introduce students to the connections between various fields of study in the humanities, this section of HUMA 1301 will focus on the theme of the displaced American. We will read fiction, poetry, speeches, and historical documents and view and discuss films that examine Americans at home and abroad as they encounter often hostile and always life-changing circumstances. This course requires frequent short writing assignments—announced and unannounced—as well as two short examinations, an oral report and accompanying essay, and a comprehensive final examination.

Required Texts:


Certain editions will be REQUIRED:

Henry James, Daisy Miller (Penguin, ISBN 0140432620)
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (Scribner Paperback, ISBN 0684800713)
William Faulkner, Light in August (Vintage International, ISBN 0679732268)
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

See description above

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