1006 C Introduction to Literature
The focus of this
section will be on literary explorations of the human condition. In
lectures and discussions we will investigate how ideas about humanity
have changed and how they haven't. What has it meant to be human? What
does it mean now? How has humanity been defined? Where is our place
in the scheme of things? Are we social or political animals, or are
we solitary ones? How are these questions addressed in literary texts
and how can literature contribute to such a philosophical discussion?
*Participation includes attendance, participation in discussions, group work, in-class exercises and quizzes. This part of your grade is your responsibility: you have to speak up in class, or volunteer to read, to be speaker for your group in group work exercises, etc.
(all books are available at the University bookstore)
Class handout of
poetry and short story selections