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ENGL3006 Coming of Age in World Fiction & Film

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: ENGL3006

Credits: 3

Term: Varies

About the Course:

This course is intended to examine the process of coming to maturity in a variety of world cultures: Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, the United States. Short stories and novels will be linked with films from a world region or a country in order to analyze both similarities and distinctions about the growth of an individual identity in the context of a geographic and cultural region. Some of the topics to be considered in approaching coming of age within each work/country include: relationships with parents/guardians and notion of “home”; gender roles; community beliefs and values (politics and social realities, the outside world); peers and rebellion/turning points; romance & sexuality. Prerequisites: CORE-ENGL and ENGL1003.

Course offered: Varies.

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