General Honors (GH) courses are the heart of the University Honors Program curriculum and feature small class sizes, dedicated faculty members, interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning and an exciting array of topics. These classes can be accessed by searching under University Honors in the catalog. The following is an example of a General Honors (GH) course that has been offered in the past. This course may or may not be offered again.
The European bourgeois tragedy chronicles a history of gender relations in which love is just for silly love songs: the real issues are acquiescence, conformity, and brutal subjugation to social norms that structure power relationships across gender, class, and racial lines. Beyond the European context tragic love stories of post-colonialism and post-modernism will set the analysis of bourgeois values against a global backdrop.
This course studies novels, plays and short works addressing social expectations and gender roles from the 18th to 20th century. Readings include the German bourgeois tragedy, Madame Bovary, Ibsen, Collette, Duras and Atwood.
Instructor: Dr. Ann Rider