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November 09, 2013

ENG 220CL: On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative


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What do Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins (of _The Hobbit_), Luke Skywalker (of _Star Wars_), Neo (of _The Matrix_), Simba, (of _The Lion King_), and Dorothy Gale (of _The Wizard of Oz_) all have in common? Take this . . .

. . . new UE course in Spring 2014 as Saint Leo University to find out (ENG 220CL): "Trailblazers, pathfinders, adventurers, and even reluctant anti-heroes: When questers of any sort—whether willingly or unwillingly—take the road less traveled, why are we compulsively drawn to their tales? In this course, prepare to voyage alongside the brainchildren of global storytellers from diverse eras on literal, metaphorical, and psychological journeys. By engaging narratives in differing genres, including some in translation, and using a variety of learning strategies, such as close reading, students will both explore and consider the ubiquitous themes of overcoming adversity and transformation in characters who undertake roundtrip journeys from their familiar, ordinary worlds to unfamiliar, extraordinary destinations." The course is titled "On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative." Hope to see you there!

Catalog Description HERE: <http://saintleo.catalog.acalog.com/preview_course_nopop.php?catoid=5&coid=11108>

Posted by lhobbs at November 9, 2013 10:59 AM

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