Paying Tribute To Hunger

Instructor: 
Lisa McNeal
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
169

What does it mean to be hungry? Students will seek the answer to this question by creating and sharing stories, images, videos, and participating in service project at a local restaurant. Using the best-selling novels The Hunger Games and Dreams of Joy as course texts, students will explore the concepts of hunger and famine from historical, political, biological, sociological, and feminist perspectives. Through readings, documentaries, and service learning, they will critically examine the different aspects of hunger and its effect on people, communities, and countries. Course activities will include reflective and academic writing, online discussions, group projects, and service learning. Unlike Katniss and Peeta, the protagonists of The Hunger Games, students will not participate in a reaping or fight to the death; however, they will wrestle with tough questions surrounding the concept of hunger.

 
NOTE: This class will meet 35% online.

 

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

QEP Global Learning


Advanced