ENG 100/139 - “Getting the Joke”: Satire and Sentimentality (Core/First-Year Seminar)
Three or Four Credits
Not Offered 2016-2017
In this course, we’ll read short works and excerpts of canonical Western literature in their social, historical, and literary contexts in order to “get the joke.” Through careful reading and close analysis, students will explore intersections of satire and sentimentality in both their literary and colloquial contexts. Be forewarned: very often, the joke will be on us.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 139 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
When offered as ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone Requirement.
When offered as ENG 139, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone Requirements.