ENGL 4421

ENGL 4421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Though it now seems a positive character trait, curiosity was long considered a dangerous vice. What happened to bring about such a dramatic change in how curiosity was valued? What might make this desire to know dangerous or promising? This class places these questions at the center of its exploration of science and literature. We will explore the lives of historical scientists alongside literature's myriad stories of men and women who knew too much, including spies, mad scientists, and nosy children, from Adam and Eve and Alice in Wonderland to Doctor Faustus and Doctor Frankenstein.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the 4000-level seminar and post-1800 requirement for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18372 ENGL 4421   SEM 101

    • R Uris Hall G88
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Rosenberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18373 ENGL 4421   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Rosenberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies