Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HIST 109 - THE HERO AND HIS COMPANION

Long Title: THE HERO AND HIS COMPANION FROM GILGAMESH TO SHERLOCK HOLMES (AND BEYOND)
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: How does presentation of heroic action illustrate the basic values of society? Historical sources including ancient texts, modern mystery stories, and two "western" movies, show the development of a style of community service linking heroism with alienation. The extent to which women participate will be traced.