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ethical issues, historical approaches to healing and their implications for modern medical practices, the effects of illness and disease on the individual’s sense of identity and personhood, cultural, racial, and ethnic dimensions of patients and health care, and the emotional and mental challenges of health care workers. This course will benefit students planning careers in medicine, nursing, medical technology, or health administration, but it will also appeal to students of any major with interests in excellent literature or the implications of health care for themselves or their families. Liberal Studies/LENG 252: Reading Autobiography Students in this course will explore “autobiography” (as literally “self-life-writing”) in a variety of forms. More specifically, students will investigate the cultural and ethical implications of selflife-writing as it has evolved in the past fifty years. Beginning by looking at traditional self-lifewriting and ending with a survey of self-life-writing in the digital age, students in the course will analyze, interpret, and evaluate the cultural self-locating performed by autobiographical subjects. Liberal Studies/LENG 253: Introduction to World Literature The course is designed to introduce students to diverse forms and content of literature emanating from various parts of the world. Students will see the beauty, sadness, and hurt, in the works of famous world writers. Through these readings students will get to know the amazing flavors and colors of the cultural diversity present around us. Students will also try to contextualize literary works in terms of the history, ideology, and social structures, from which they emanate. Students will see how particular incidents of history and ideological positions resist, subvert, and also create dominant discourses through literature. In short, students will know the world through literature in this course. Liberal Studies/LFIN 250: Theatre and Culture An exploration of theatre as an art form. Particular attention is given to examining the role of theatre in culture, focusing on the human being as the creator and consumer of the theatrical experience. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LFIN 251: Introduction to Music The aim of this course is to guide the student to a more perceptive and meaningful enjoyment of the art of music. After having been acquainted with musical materials and procedures, the student will be introduced to selected works characteristic of different style periods. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LFIN 252: Women in Photography This course examines photography by women in a variety of photographic genres and critical perspectives written by women about photography. Concentration will be on the historical, cultural, stylistic, and aesthetic aspects of selected works. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LFIN 253: Introduction to the Visual Arts An introductory examination of the nature and history of the Visual Arts (i.e., painting, sculpture, and architecture). The goal of the course is twofold: (a) to increase the student’s appreciation of the intrinsic elements found in works of art, and (b) to make the student more conscious of the various extrinsic conditions which have had an influence on the long history of the visual arts. Class sessions will be devoted to analysis of projected images of selected artworks. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LFIN 254: Art of Film The components of film art, primarily as seen in short films; analysis of techniques and meaning of experimental, documentary, animation, and other types of film. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LFIN 256: American Popular Music This course aims to introduce students to various types of popular music in America. Throughout the course, participants will consider the basic musical features of popular music as well as its significance in society and culture. Although the bulk of the course will explore music from the 20th century, earlier 19th century influences and popular music of the 21st century inform a significant part of the discussion. By focusing on genres that originated and

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019