Class Options: Literature and the Moral Imagination

Literature and the Moral Imagination--part of the Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS) "core of the core"--encourages students to think about ethical or religious issues from a creative, literary perspective. The course may be satisfied through CLAS-205, ENGL-205, FREN-205 GERM-205 or SPAN-205. Available titles vary from year to year, but have recently included:

  • Addiction
  • Gender and Violence
  • Outsiders: Hostility and Hospitality
  • Adult Life Cycles
  • Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Nationality
  • Portrayals of the Marginalized
  • American Gods
  • Guilt, Forgiveness and Atonement
  • The Power of Storytelling
  • American Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Hispanic Literature
  • Prophets, Shamans, Wizards and Magicians
  • Challenging Presumptions
  • Leadership and Community
  • Reading/Writing Creative Autobiographies and Memoirs
  • Classical Literature
  • Literature of Diversity
  • Responding to Evil
  • Coming of Age Stories
  • Love and Betrayal
  • Resisting, Reshaping and Retelling
  • Crime in a "Just" Society
  • Margins of Society
  • The American West
  • Dystopias
  • Memory
  • War, Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Erotic Love, the Individual and Society
  • Mental Illness
  • Wealth and Poverty in America
  • Family
  • Passing and Performing Identity
  • French Literature

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