2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

ENG 219 - On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): ENG 122  
Trailblazers, pathfinders, adventurers, and even reluctant anti-heroes: When questers of any sort—whether willingly or unwillingly—take the road less traveled, why are we compulsively drawn to their tales? In this course, prepare to voyage alongside the brainchildren of global storytellers from diverse eras on literal, metaphorical, and psychological journeys. By engaging narratives in differing genres, including some in translation, and using a variety of learning strategies, such as close reading, students will both explore and consider the ubiquitous themes of overcoming adversity and transformation in characters who undertake roundtrip journeys from their familiar, ordinary worlds to unfamiliar, extraordinary destinations.