ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Section: 002 Language, Literature and Personal Identity
Term: WN 2007
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Our language provides us with the means by which we define ourselves, our world and our place in our world. Just as powerfully our language also function to keep us in our place. We will begin our term-long examination of this dilemma with a close study the language we use in our everyday lives, paying close attention to how language functions to enable us to establish and maintain relationships. We will extend our analysis to close readings of three important novels which demonstrate the literary use of language in exploring human identity. Written work will include weekly two-page essays which will become the basis of two longer papers, one of which will be based on a text of your choice. The assigned texts include Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice; Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God and E.M. Forster’s Maurice.

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
19573
Open
Wolv. Access
7Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
19584
Open
4
5Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25290
Open
2
4Y1
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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