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Introduction to Literature, Media, and Communication

This course will introduce students to the major methods employed in the analysis of literature, media, and other forms of culture, drawing upon examples from the early modern period to the present day. After an introductory methodological unit, the course will move chronologically, maintaining a focus on the thematic keywords central to the unique and cross-disciplinary ways in which humanities research is conducted in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Our goal is to help you acquire a solid background in literary and cultural history and analysis, a broad yet specific knowledge of critical and theoretical methodologies, and a practical understanding of the value and power of humanistic inquiry in today’s technological world.

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