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Spring 2011 Course Guide- Brookdale

Course Guide – Brookdale Campus – Fall 2010 

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ARTS AND LITERATURE

 

The Family in Contemporary American Literature
56:606:611:A1
Th 6:00 – 8:40 PM
Professor Richard Drucker 
richmdrucker@yahoo.com 

This course will evaluate the nature of the changes through novels written by a culturally diverse group of American authors. We will begin the course by constructing a collective definition of the family, drawn from class participants, and will continue to refine that definition throughout the semester. We will look at how specific authors construct the identities of their characters in terms of family values, and analyze the influence of family in helping to construct an individual’s identity. The class will evaluate specific ‘family values’, such as autonomy, self development, curiosity, optimism, and creativity and conflict. We will examine family roles, how these roles can change historically, and the consequences for the concept of family.

 

RESEARCH IN LIBERAL STUDIES

 

56:606:689:01
Professor Stuart Charme
scharme@camden.rutgers.edu

Independent study of a special interest to the student, under supervision of an advisor chosen in consultation with the program director.

56:606:690:01
Professor Stuart Charme

 
 

MATRICULATION CONTINUED

 

56:606:800:01
Professor Stuart Charme