2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDND 019 - Fiction on the Fringe: Crimes, Addictions, and Psychoses

This course examines representative works of 20th century fiction (both literary fiction and film) that deal with the social or psychological outcast(s). While studying these works of fiction, students will primarily focus on each author’s/filmmaker’s construction of narrative point of view and characterization, both of which help create the marginalized figures who dominate the novels/films. These marginalized characters allow the authors/filmmakers to question and critique traditional, mainstream society’s morals, values, laws, and codes of behavior. Students will also investigate the novels’/films’ subjective versus objective realities and the differentiation between marginal versus mainstream ethos.

Prerequisites: VE placement or IDND 018  

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: VE

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied