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Academic Year 2005/2006
Autobiography and Professional Choice
COL 113 SP
The purpose of this course is to make students reflect upon the decisions, unconscious as well as conscious, that are involved in career choices. It is intended to assist the process of determining professional and
options, as well as to encourage greater reflection in all matters; to promote the awareness that no decision need be automatic or imposed; and that decisions appearing to have those qualities are not by virtue of that
value-free. To achieve these ends we shall read books and essays by persons (mostly contemporary, or nearly so) representing as wide a range of professional fields as possible. All readings will be autobiographical.
will write a short (1-page) paper on each weekly reading assignment, and papers will be distributed to be read by the entire class to furnish a major constituent of the material for class discussion.
Readings will be selected from among the work of such writers as: Maya Angelou, Marc Bloch, Richard Rodriguez, Zora Neale Hurston, Werner Heisenberg, G. H. Hardy, Sigmund Freud, C. G. Jung, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simon de
Beauvoir, Sylvia Plath, Robert
Lowell, Isadora Duncan, James D. Watson, George Orwell, Lillian Hellman, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Igor Stravinsky, and others far less well known.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One-page paper every week.
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- Instructor(s): Needler,Howard I.
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: BTFDC314;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 20
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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