Literature across Cultures

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TOPICS OF THE SPRING 2011

SECTIONS OF GST 400



GST 400 A: Mind
-
Body Relationships



This course examines the nature of mind and its relationship to matter as the issue
has been addressed from ancient times to the present in a variety of disciplines
ranging from philosophy and psychology to cybernetics and artificial intelligence

-
Dr. Ear
ly


GST 400 B The Iron Cage: Rationality and the Individual


The Iron Cage is the metaphor employed by classical theorist Max Weber to warn
against the constricting, dehumanizing power of “rationalization” in organizations,
institutions, and societies.

This course will explore recent and developing extensions
of Weber’s framework by focusing on the social criticism of George Ritzer and
Christopher Lasch as well as the fiction of Gunter Grass and Ray Bradbury. The
overriding emphasis throughout will be
the intentional contemplation of the problem
of the relationship between society and the individual, the oldest problem in social
philosophy.


-
Dr. Dunn


GST 400 C: Literature Across Cultures


This course studies the contemporary struggles of people from
around the world as
seen in short stories, literature, and current events involving a wide range of customs
and cultures. The selected readings explore the human experience as related to family
and cultural heritage, spiritual dimensions, class conflicts,
work ethic, and the impact
of traditions and government on the individual. The course also offers practical
aspects of virtual travel and community involvement.

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Dr. P. Newbill

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GST 400 D
: Life Journeys


This course d
iscusses myths and metaphors of "life j
ourneys" in literatur
e and in our
own lives, focusing
on the life journey from various perspectives of literature,
mythology, religion and psychology. By looking at the 'hero's" and "heroine's Journey"
we will ask how men's and women's life journeys are
similar and different.

-
Dr. M. Heller



GST 400 F
: Adversity and Activism in the Lives of Humans

This course will look at how individuals, both real and fictional, have coped with
adversity in their lives, have managed to live bravely in a sometimes
hostile world. In
the process, many of these individuals have been catalysts for change in society
---
change in scientific, religious, political and social thought. To explore the lives of these
individuals, we will read and discuss works in religion, psyc
hology, sociology, and
literature.

-
Dr. A. Turpin



GST 400
G and H:
Literature across Cultures

This course studies the contemporary struggles of people from around the world as seen in
literature that involves a wide range of customs and cultures. The se
lected readings explore the
human experience as related to family and cultural heritage, spiritual dimensions, class
conflicts, work ethic, and the impact of traditions and government on the individual.


-
Dr.
M.
Kuchar





GST 400

J
: Literature Across
Cultures


This course studies the contemporary struggles of people from around the world as
seen in
short stories,
literature
, and current events

involving a wide range of customs
and cultures
. The selected readings explore the human experience as related
to family
and cultural heritage, spiritual dimensions, class conflicts, work ethic, and the impact
of traditions and government on the individual.
The course also offers practical
aspects of virtual travel and community involvement.

-

D
r.

P.
Newbill


GST 400

K and L: The Post/Colonial Caribbean: Revolution, Repression, and
Resistance

This course explores Caribbean history and culture from 1492 via literary texts and
historical and sociological studies focusing primarily on the two larger islands,
Hispanola
(i.e. the Dominican Republic and Haiti) and Cuba, with emphasis on the
twentieth century effects of colonization and slavery.


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Dr. V. Stewart