ROMS 1102

ROMS 1102

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

We tell stories for myriad reasons: to entertain, to console, to teach, to persuade, to discover and explore both our inner lives and the world we inhabit.  Stories are among the prime ways in which we make sense of a world that is not always propitious.  They serve as instruments by which we strive to shape our future.  This semester will consider how the craft of storytelling helps us face the task of living: the love and the happiness and the community we seek, the virtues we espouse, our talents and vulnerabilities.  Our readings (in English translation) will be a European literary masterpiece, Boccaccio's Decameron (ca. 1349-51), which showcases 100 stories told by 10 Florentines fleeing the Black Death.  Students will write analytic and personal essays.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Decameron

  • 17629 ROMS 1102   SEM 101

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