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Touro College
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Gll 316 - Women in Fiction

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TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS NEW YORK SCHOOL OF CAREER AND APPLIED STUDIES DEPARTMENT COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER PREREQUISITES CREDIT HOURS DEVELOPERS LAST UPDATE Languages and Literature Women in Fiction GLL 316 GLL 122 College Writing II 3 with the possibility of an additional credit under GLL316 6 Topics in Literature if the student opts to complete a term paper Arthur Budick Chris Brandt and Gary Sheinfeld January 23 2004 COURSE DESCRIPTION A survey of various authors who portray efforts by women to affirm their individuality and humanity in cultures dominated by men The course will focus especially on works written by women in the past two centuries with a consideration of why women artists have become productive so relatively late in history The connections between artistic expression and active effort to change the world will be of particular interest COURSE DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the course the student will understand the ways in which women have represented themselves and have been represented by men in fiction The traditional ways of portraying women by male and female authors will be examined against the actual lived experience of women both in the past and today Questions that will be discussed include Are women complicit in their subordination How are the challenges that female characters face different from those faced by male characters in the fiction we read Are some of books written by women authors some of the books which were previously seen as works that approved women s conventional domestic roles and that were regarded as texts that upheld the old male dominated status quo really subversive in their intent In addition to reading about and discussing important texts written by and or about women students will learn to write coherent and thoughtful essays that critically evaluate and explore this rich field of study COURSE CONTENT As we read about women writers and characters in fiction here are some basic questions that we



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