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WS 267 - Meanings and Models of Motherhood in European History and Literature

Old Core: Fulfills LIT 211 or LIT 212. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Community Course Description: This course examines motherhood as a social, historical, and literary construct. We will discuss how motherhood was defined in a variety of historical cultures: the work assigned to or expected of mothers; the ideal of the "good mother;" the relationship between mothers and fathers; and the legal position of mothers. At the same time, we will examine motherhood and mothers in a variety of literary texts from the same periods, discussing motherhood as metaphor. Students will also design their own Web pages on a maternal figure or topic.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge II, Area of Knowledge IV, Exploratory Course, Inquiry and Exploration, Writing-Enhanced

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

Undergraduate level ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D