EN 203 Explorations in Lang & Lit:
S1H 2008 BU
Cramer, Ann B.
Professor of English/Adjunct Faculty
B.A. English, Williams CollegeM.A. English Language Literature and Creative Writing, University of ChicagoPh.D. English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
January 7-March 2, 2008
5:00 - 7:30 PM
EN105 or its equivalent
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Educational Philosophy: Our topic will be "The Right Stuff": Morality and Perception. Using Tom Wolfe's book about the Mercury astronauts and Literature: The Human Experience, we will look in depth at questions of morality and perception. What does it mean to be a hero? How do we perceive bravery? What do we demand as a society of our soldiers? We will explore questions of morality through the sub-themes of Innocence and Experience, Culture and Identity, Conformity and Rebellion, Love and Hate, and Life and Death, centering our discussion on an exploration of the intersection of morality, culture, and perception.
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Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Reading logs, reading quizzes, three essays, including one critical paper no less than 5 pages, in class writing, oral presentation, midterm, and final..
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