Exploring Rites of Passage in Narrative and Film

Instructor: 
Pamela Brown
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 2:00-3:15 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2010
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200

Students in this course will explore the coming-of-age experience as it is depicted in various literature and films. They will examine and discuss coming-of-age themes as well as the idea of “ritual” as it relates to transition to adulthood, engaging in cross-cultural inquiry to explore how these ideas manifest in their lives and those of previous generations and other cultures. They will consider the purpose of ritual, how ritual associated with adolescence has changed (or even disappeared), and think about the repercussions of the loss of ritual in society. Throughout the semester, students will reflect on their own journeys into adulthood and gather knowledge, through interviews and library research, of how other generations and cultures experience and celebrate this transformation.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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