ENGLISH 293 - Great Works
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Art and Activism in Four Plays by Arthur Miller
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This one-credit seminar serves as an introduction to the four major plays written by Arthur Miller (’38). Each class session is devoted to a discussion of the material listed for the dates below (in the first three cases, text and video performance). Videos are available on Canvas. Topics for discussion include the immigration crisis, war profiteering, the threat to democracy, and the problematics of the so-called “American Dream.”

Active class participation is a requirement for this course, as is class attendance at all weekly sessions, which will be remote.
Multiple editions of the plays are available in print; students should have the edition they choose to read on hand for each of our class meetings.

There is a final paper for this mini-course (6-8 pages recommended; topics to be discussed) due no later than 6:00 pm on December 6.


ENGLISH 293 - Great Works
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Partial Term 8/28/23 - 10/13/23
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23
004 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23

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