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Course Description:

This eight-week course is intended to get students to investigate the nature of literature. The course is focused around two texts, Shakespeare's Hamlet and Lolita Files' Child of God, which students will read and discuss in depth. Both texts include a similar story-line: a murder, an incestuous relationship, an uneasy resolution at the end. By exploring these texts written over 300 years apart, students will learn about the types of themes, questions, comparisons and insights that literature has to offer. The course will also start to offer insight into literary analysis and research.

This course partially meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.

Students planning to use financial aid: Students taking courses that are shorter than the standard term (at least 15 weeks in length) may have their federal loans reduced and/or state aid reduced or cancelled. Please visit our Web site at www.esc.edu/FinancialServices for more information.

Note: this course is open to all students. Center for Distance Learning students taking this course for educational planning credit should obtain mentor/advisor permission. This course can be used towards CDL Educational Planning.

This online course is offered through Online 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
Lower Level
Credits: 2
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Partial

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

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