May 26, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 170 - Crime and Punishment in Literature

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Through history, writers have been fascinated by criminal acts, those who commit them and those who bring wrong doers to justice. This course is a survey of literature exploring the criminal mind and society’s response to criminal acts, and will consider topics such as the causes of crime, the motivations of criminals and crime fighters, rationales for punishment and the desire for redemption. A variety of literary genres will be covered including true crime, fiction and nonfiction.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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