First Year Seminar (AH/C)
Session
Regular Academic Session
Class Number
8228
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Taboo and Transgressive Texts
Description
Class Attributes
First Year Seminar
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Culture (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Culture (GFR)
Notes
First-Year Seminars are open to all students during their first year at UMBC. Course Description: Banned Books Week takes place each year in order to highlight the ramifications of censorship and to celebrate the uninhibited freedom to read even taboo, transgressive, and provocative texts. This course will examine banned books such as A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Bluest Eye, and others across three categories, including sexuality/gender, ethnicity/race, and violence/state power. Additionally, we will examine the politics of banning and contesting books to assess the rhetorical situations that render literature taboo. Through review of these texts and the objections against them, we can understand the role of banned literature in stimulating intellectual freedom and constructive debate.
Class Actions
Book Store
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Christopher Varlack
Meets
Tu 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Dates
08/28/2019 - 12/11/2019
Room
Sherman Hall 150
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
17
Seats Open
3
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5