Sep 22, 2023
CAS 2110 - The Big Idea
This course explores approaches to nature, knowledge, community, leadership, and virtue as they are revealed in a wide variety of texts and works of art focused around a particular theme (e.g. science, economics, politics). Discussions, writing assignments, and quizzes aid students’ understanding of the issues.
Requisites: Permission required and WARNING: No credit if taken after CAS 1110
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to identify a variety of literary expressions from diverse cultures.
- Students will be able to articulate the importance of gender, class, and race as categories for literary analysis.
- Students will be able to summarize selected major controversies in literature and other media.
- Students will be able to articulate their own opinions and identify their own biases related to selected major controversies in literature and other media.
- Students will be able to compose logically consistent arguments that are grammatically correct and stylistically appropriate.
- Students will be able to produce oral, electronic, or visual works that demonstrate interpretive skills.
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