Required for all undergraduate degrees. Reinforces basic skills in communication necessary for college work. Instruction and practice in fundamentals of critical writing, reading, and thinking. Lectures combined with seminars on vital current social, political, psychological, and philosophical issues. Students choose their seminars. Frequent papers; individual conferences.
MET EN104 Section Descriptions for Fall 2016:
Section B1 -- Barents - ""Boston Zeal, Insanity, and Lawlessness"
Boston has captivated the imagination of locals and outsiders alike for centuries, not only as The Hub or The Athens of America but also as Suck City and as the town with "dirty water." In this seminar, we will look at Boston as subject and setting of a number of very different short works in order to understand the social, political, historical, and artistic forces that have shaped this American city, and to figure out whether its often negative portrayal is deserved. We will debate, discuss, and question how such influences shape a culture or define a city, examining nonfiction from Benjamin Franklin, Dennis Lehane, Nick Flynn, and Susanna Kaysen; fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sylvia Plath, and Henry James; and poetry by Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. We'll also view film excerpts from Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Gone Baby Gone, and The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
FALL 2016 Schedule
||T 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
SPRG 2017 Schedule
||M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm
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