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SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE: READING IN THE 21ST CENTURY (CUL-224414)

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Course Description:


What does the future hold for books and reading? Many cultural critics are concerned with the "revolution" that e-books and e-book readers are promising, from Steven Johnson's observation in the Wall Street Journal that these devices are likely to forever change the ways that books are written, read, and sold (April 20, 2009), to Nicholson Baker's claim in The New Yorker that the Kindle is being hailed as "an alpenhorn blast of post-Gutenbergian revalorization" (August 3, 2009). In this study, we will try to sort out the facts from the fictions, as it were, as we think both about books and about how we read.

This series of courses offers advanced-level students the opportunity to study a variety of topics in literary studies. This course may be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: the ability to think critically, to read, and to write at an advanced level

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Fall 1.

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