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HMNTY 408P      Images Of Aging In Literature
This one credit hour course will give students an opportunity to examine human attitudes towards the changes that occur in later life viewing them through fictional characters and events. It is one thing to learn the facts of the aging process and aging in society, but quite another to examine attitudes and feelings about such issues subjectively, through the eyes of one facing them. Through reading literature about older people and their concerns, discussing it and writing papers about it, students should develop a truer perspective about that portion of their own lives and alter their attitudes towards older people in their present culture. Though this is a one-credit-hour course, discussions and papers may also draw from readings done in the Independent Study portion of the block.
Faculty: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: KA&S - General