Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 125 - Literature Of Protest And Hope


Course Description: An exploration of protest and hope found in literature, music, and art throughout the world. We examine art forms such as short stories, poetry, drama, music, paintings, and film which helped to inform, sustain, comfort, and empower during difficult periods of human history. We look at, and listen to, “voices” of dissent, despair, and hope - artistic responses to the Holocaust, China’s Cultural Revolution, 9/11, the Cambodian “killing fields,” American abolitionist and civil rights movements, human rights struggles in Latin America, South Africa’s apartheid years, and conflicts in the Middle East.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Express literary concepts orally
  • Create written documents that employ Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization
  • Create analytical essays that develop a central point supported by textual and other evidence
  • Evaluate literary texts, including major themes and connections to their lives
  • Analyze cultural and global elements in course texts (setting, values, topics, themes, etc.)
  • Articulate broadening awareness of similarities and differences among various cultures and their own

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