This course will consist of reading and discussing the history of women in the south and the major writers from southern literature with a focus on women writers. The readings will include the works of the following women writers: Kate Chopin, Zora Neale Hurston, Caroline Gordon, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Anne Tyler, Maya Angelou, and Bobbie Ann Mason, but it will also include selections from prominent male authors, such as Thomas Wolfe, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Truman Capote.

Students will conduct historical and literary analysis of the texts and learn to apply different approaches to reading and understanding literature, such as historical, sociological, and psychological, in addition to learning how narrative techniques, point of view, and character reveal the history and the major themes of the works.

Course Details

Humanities Core/Elective

Schedule: Jan. 9-March 21, 2019 (skipping March 13; one additional class to be scheduled)

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 6:15-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: Dr. Deborah Barrett

Classroom: ACC TBD

Do you crave intellectual challenge at a world-class university? Are you ready to learn new ideas, explore new worlds and meet others as part of the same expedition? Join us for an upcoming Master of Liberal Studies information session and learn about the program while meeting program administrators, faculty and alumni. We will provide an overview of the program and admissions process and answer questions. We offer online and face-to-face sessions.



This course is a part of our Graduate Liberal Studies programs. Participation requires acceptance to the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree program. MLS is tailored toward working adults, retirees and other non-traditional university students who wish to broaden their knowledge in fields they may not have studied in their earlier education.


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