CHANGING FAMILIES   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Titusville Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course will explore varying literary representations of unconventional families including families made by adoption, foster families resulting from migration, multiracial families, and families involving gay, lesbian, or transgender parents or children. Considering different points of view, it will examine plots involving search for family, search for identity, construction of family, loss, conflict, poverty, prejudice, and reconciliation. The course will explore how these works portray and relate to changing attitudes toward childhood, parenthood, heredity, nurture, race, class, nation, and sexuality. As a literature course, it will train students in close reading and critical analyses of texts.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: DSAS Literature General Ed. Requirement, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.

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