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CHID 270 B: Special Topics


Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 10:30am - 11:20am
SMI 304
Barbara J Henry

Syllabus Description:

                        Underworlds are both real and metaphoric: subways and coalmines, Hades and Hell, criminal subcultures, political undergrounds, horror-movie basements and windowless office cubicles. Stories of these underworlds address the most profound questions of our lives: what happens after we die?  Where do we come from? Where are we going? What are our responsibilities to our world, each other, ourselves? This class looks at works of art and literature from Russia, the US, and Europe, set in many different underworlds, which intersect with and shape our perceptions of the world around 
us today. You will learn to recognize the mythic underworld and understand how it functions not only in art, but in your ownlife.  

Additional Details:

Underworlds - BOTH REAL AND METAPHORIC:                                                                                                                           

                        SUBWAYS,COALMINES,HADES AND HELL-                                                                                                                  

                        THESE UNDERWORLDS ADDRESS                                                                                                                          

                        PROFOUND QUESTIONS OF OUR LIVES:                                                                                                                    

                        WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE? WHERE DO                                                                                                                

                        WE COME FROM?  

Catalog Description: 
Each special topics course examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:11am