RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 001 Rites of Reading: The Animal Story
Term: FA 2018
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course investigates the roles that animals have historically played in children’s literature, illustration, and film. Why do stories for the young frequently employ animal life to explore human suffering? How do images and ideas about the child and the beast conflate in our myths? As boys and girls grow up distanced from farm and wildlife, how do other species animate what it means to be child and adult? This course studies the aesthetic, generic, and rhetorical uses of animals in visual and verbal media. It pairs theoretical perspectives with traditions of animal figuration—from ancient fables and 18th c. models for English speaking children to contemporary children’s literature and films.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
19431
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
30811
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
30812
Open
9
 
1
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
22692
Open
2
 
-
W 5:30PM - 8:30PM
005 (SEM)
P
30815
Closed
0
 
8
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
30826
Open
30
 
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
008 (SEM)
P
22805
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
P
23817
Open
3
 
1
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
29241
Open
25
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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