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Liberal Studies/LBST 383: Senior Seminar The Liberal Studies Program includes an Integrating Seminar to be taken in the senior year. The primary objective of the seminar is to provide the student with an opportunity to integrate the concepts and methodologies presented in earlier Liberal Studies courses. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LHST 111: History Without Borders The most important ideas, issues, problems, and developments that mark the changing fortunes of the West’s interaction with the world from the Seventeenth Century to the present. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 111: College Composition The principles of logic, rhetoric, and language and their use in written discourse. Application of these theories to numerous reading and writing assignments. Much attention to basic writing skills. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 112: Critical Analysis and Composition Development of the reading, research, and writing skills needed to use library resources to solve problems in a variety of disciplines, and relate these solutions to appropriate audiences. Prerequisite: Liberal Studies/LENG 111 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 241: Prose Literature This course helps students develop an appreciation, understanding and evaluation of prose literature as it reflects human experience in diverse cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies/LENG 111, 112 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 243: Drama This course helps students develop an appreciation, understanding and evaluation of drama as it reflects human experience in diverse cultural contexts. It includes an examination of tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy from their cultural origins to the present. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies/LENG 111, 112 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 245: Poetry This course helps students develop an appreciation, understanding and evaluation of poetry as it reflects human experience in diverse cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies/LENG 111, 112 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 247: Introduction to Literature This course helps students develop an appreciation, understanding and evaluation of literature as it reflects human experience in diverse cultural contexts. The course focuses on the essential elements of prose, drama, and poetry. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies/LENG 111, 112 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 249: Women Writers This course helps students develop an appreciation, understanding, and evaluation of literature written by women as it reflects women’s experiences in diverse cultural and historical contexts. The course focuses on the essential elements of prose, drama, and poetry. Prerequisites: LENG 111, LENG 112 3 credits Liberal Studies/LENG 250: Fantasy and Science Fiction This course enables students to develop an appreciation and understanding of fantasy and/ or science fiction literature and its relationship to human experience in a variety of historical periods and/or cultural contexts. The class will also explore the differences among science fiction, fantasy literature, and other types of literature, like magical realism, that contain fantastic elements. Selected texts vary but will always include a mix of older and contemporary literature, as well as authors of different genders, ethnic backgrounds, and nationalities. Liberal Studies/LENG 251: Literature and the Healing Arts Literature and the Healing Arts is an interdisciplinary course that uses literature as a means for examining humanitarian issues related to illness and the practice of medicine. Poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction written by doctors, nurses, and patients provide the framework for exploring the health care worker-patient relationship and its accompanying moral and

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019