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When Bards are Bothered: Political Critique in Literature

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Political Science POLS 3471 Three (3) credit hours

This course is closing at the end of Fall 2022.

Examines the nature of political critique found in literature. It surveys different literary genres and forms, including tragedy, comedy, satire, poetry, the essay, the short story, and the novel. Some of the authors discussed may include Aristophanes, Sophocles, Thomas More, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and more recent writers such as Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, and John Steinbeck.

Instructor: Dr. Thom Workman (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • Exposure to classic works of political literature
  • Improved understanding of the historical context of literature
  • Opportunity to reflect on the salient features of modern life

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments & Examinations

  • 10 x Reading Review Assignments (60% total)
  • 1 x Expanded Essay (40%)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.

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