GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
Section: 001 Tales of Youth
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do different cultures and societies in the modern world understand youth? What do they expect of their respective young people, and how do the young interact with changing societies? Why are tales of youth a persistent theme and genre in many traditions of modern literature? What do such tales tell us about the modern world that we live in? These are some of the questions that will guide our reading of a broad selection of novels, short stories, and some scholarly essays. We will discuss and reflect on how youth functions as a narrative theme across cultural locations. We will also explore why youth is a problematic experience in many social formations of the modern world. Participants in the class will have the opportunity further to develop their skill of closely reading a literary text as well as expository writing.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include regular attendance and active participation, reading and writing assignments, occasional exercises, and discussions through Canvas.

GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31421
Open
59
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
P
31422
Open
12
 
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Th 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
31423
Open
11
 
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
P
31424
Open
12
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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