CL297 Studies in the Classical Tradition (Same as ENGL 297)


General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Past

-Understand the implication and meaning of technological innovation and scientific discovery for the development of human society.

-Recognize, describe, and explain the nature of past historical events and their consequences for the present.

-Examine the relationship between individuals and past events, their interactions, and the repercussions of these interactions.


Understanding the Creative Arts

-Basic issues of interpretation. How does a work mean anything? How does one determine meaning? How can a work have numerous meanings, often at the same time?

-Questions of poetics. How do the traditions of genres and forms, materials and means of production, and philosophies and theories influence individual literary and artistic works and their interpretation?

-Questions of value. How can such creative works be evaluated? How are critical vocabularies developed? How does a work come to be called a "classic"? How do new works and genres become accepted as art?


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