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
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
30811
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
30812
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
22692
Open
4
 
-
W 5:30PM - 8:30PM
005 (SEM)
P
30815
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
30826
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
22805
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
P
23817
Open
1
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
29241
Open
21
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780801332487
The pleasures of children's literature, Author: Nodelman, Perry, Publisher: Allyn and Bacon 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0439569869
Love that dog, Author: Creech, Sharon.
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1773132415
Billy Whiskers' Adventures, Author: Montgomery, Frances Trego.
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1534402551
Misty of Chincoteague, Author: Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997,
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0674354427
The Girl with the Brown Crayon, Author: Vivian Gussin Paley, Publisher: Harvard 1997
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780805065442
Raccoon tune, Author: Nancy Shaw ; illustrated by Howard Fine., Publisher: H. Holt 1st ed. 2003
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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