2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Novel As Social Document: 1850-1940


Summer quarter

Faculty: David Hitchens American diplomatic history

Fields of Study: literature and sociology


Credits: 12(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


Novelists and artists identify issues ahead of scholars and historians.  Freud said artists predated everyone by 25 years.  U.S. history abounds with examples of novelists confronting human, social, emotional, and economic problems before politicians and philosophers.  This program explores how such novels foreshadowed later events by placing them in historical and cultural context, tracing impact and consequences.  Lectures supplement and amplify the works.  Unlike literary study, the novels are primary sources illuminating anticipation of important social, cultural, and intellectual developments emphasizing race, class, and gender issues.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Tue/Wed/Thu

Preparatory for studies or careers in: American literature and the social and intellectual history of the United States

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 22nd, 2011 This program has been cancelled.