Course Info: IA-0246

CourseIA-0246 Loveable Runaways
Long TitleLoveable Runaways
Note(s) Instructor Permission Required
Satisfies Distribution
Textbook information
Meeting InfoEmily Dickinson Hall 4 on W from 1:00-3:50
FacultyUzma Khan
Distribution(s) Culture, Humanities, and Languages
Power, Community and Social Justice
Cumulative Skill(s)Multiple Cultural Perspectives
Additional InfoIn this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, research.

From Huckleberry Finn to Catcher in the Rye, the world is rich in stories that depict loveable young men resisting entrenched societal norms. But where are the loveable women and gender non-conformists, young and old, and of color? Our course will look at those living under silencing, societal constraints, both in the West and East, who, denied the same liberties as the dominant group that creates the boundaries, in one way or another become 'runaways,' often simply by claiming their fundamental worth. This is a hybrid course that will ask for creative writing and possibly one analytical essay. We will read fiction and non-fiction, across styles and genres: surrealism, historical fiction, memoir, comics, and more. This course is by instructor permission. NOTE: All students MUST attend the first day of class to ensure a seat.