Majors, Minors & Degrees:
A course in the historical and political contexts of modern Irish literature, including the work of William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and others.
Prerequisite(s): IDS 1200 Identity: An Introductory Exploration or ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered fall of odd-numbered years.)
This course serves as a required step in the Identity Thread of the Integrative Core. In the course, we will explore fundamental premises about human identity within different world cultures, and study ways in which the development of modernity has challenged and remolded those views. The ultimate aim of the course is to present major questions that the study of identity poses, and explores a variety of approaches to investigating these questions. The course will prepare students for other courses they will take within the thread.
This course will introduce new English majors and minors to the critical methodologies, concepts, and terminology needed for the analysis and discussion of literature and other cultural texts and to the kinds of research and scholarship they will be asked to do in their later coursework. Students will also learn about a range of career paths open to those with a background in English.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)