Outcomes

CVSP 207A
COURSE OUTCOMES

SKILLSĀ 

Classroom activities will include discussion of issues and problems found in the works and close readings. READING AND CAREFUL PREPARATION WILL BE ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS IN THIS COURSE. Students should expect about 30 pages of reading for each class. In this course students will

  • to read closely and critically
  • to situate a work in its general historical framework
  • to use technology as a way of exploring cultural heritage texts
  • to learn about the materiality of pre-modern texts
  • to appreciate the difference between close and distant reading
  • to write critically in a variety of formats

GENERAL COURSE THEMES

Student will be expected to relate the following themes to the chosen readings, both individually and in comparison.

  • Types of human (“Profane”) love
  • Lost and rediscovered love
  • Paradoxes of love
  • Access to the divine through human love (mystical love)
  • Loving God
  • Love’s transformative powers
  • Aristocratic love codes of fin’amor
  • Love and the search for knowledge/wisdom
  • Love and marriage
  • Love and power
  • Erotic love and vulgarity
  • Normative and transgressive loves
  • Allegory and love

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