WAL: How to Tell a True War Story

ENGL N212
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Writing About Literature

This course uses critical reading as a foundation for developing critical thinking and writing skills to examine written and visual representations of WWI, WWII, and the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to gain an understanding of how politics, social values, and the culture in which films and texts are produced shape the retelling of the war experience. The course explores combat trauma, shifting definitions of courage, the process of defining the enemy, heroism, gender identity, the language of war, the experience of soldiers returning from war and the importance of narrative and community in healing trauma.

This course replaces ENGL T125

Course Prerequisite

ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing , Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ENGL A205 Writing about Texts , Any of the prerequisites are accepted

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite