RCHUMS 218 - The Hero as Outsider, Outcast or Outlaw
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course we try to define the human need for heroes and the (changing) character of heroism by examining the eccentric hero that mainstream society attempts to suppress, dismiss, ignore, or condemn because it regards him or her as perverse, subversive, vicious, or beyond the pale of tolerance: the saint, criminal, psychotic, visionary, egoist, pervert or monster. Some of the works we may read or see are Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses; St. Exupery's Night Flight; E. Baine's A Lesson Before Dying; J. Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night; F. Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground; Bertolt Brecht's Galileo; Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy. Students will also attend film screenings in addition to scheduled class meetings.

RCHUMS 218 - The Hero as Outsider, Outcast or Outlaw
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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