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Myths, Archetypes and Identity

Introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students will pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of reading, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project.

Section: ITW-101-12
Credits: 4
Faculty: David F Gonthier
Days: MW
Times: 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW)
Start/End Date: 08/28/23 - 12/15/23
Instruction Method: Blended
Comments: This first-year interdisciplinary course will give students anopportunity to discover and express themselves through personalwriting. They will draft, write and polish a creative narrativeessay, which will be informed by their own identity, culture,ethnicity, experiences and library-based research. In addition tomastering grammatical and writing style skills, students willconcurrently study selected literature, film, TV series, playsand songs while applying these texts to the ideas of thefollowing individuals: Aristotle (Poetics), psychoanalyst CarlJung (a study of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious); andJoseph Campbell and George Lucas (classical mythologyenthusiasts).

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