English LC-C (ENGC)

ENGC 105C  Composition and Rhetoric I - CAP  (2 credits)  

This learning community will explore abilities, personality, social cognition and influence, psychological disorders and others, and examine the roles they have played in literature throughout the ages. We will read and write critical responses to a number of texts, including Machievelli's "The Prince," Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Susanna Kaysen's "Girl Interrupted." We will also use films and field trips to help us analyze the importance of the psyche in humanity's actions and reactions to the world around it.