INAF-150 Interdisciplinary Ebola
Fall for 2017-2018
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Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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INAF-150-01 The American Experience of Modern War Through Literature
Fall for 2017-2018
Jacobson, Mark
For the past 2,000 years both combat veterans and observers of the conflicts have captured the dynamic and often dark experience of war. The American Experience of Modern War Through Literature will expose students to modern conflict through both the fiction and non-fiction literature of war as written by American authors. Beginning with the literature of the First and Second World War, students will begin to study the characteristics of the individual American experience at war and consider how authors capture that experience through both novels and memoirs. Students will then spend time evaluating the novels and memoirs that came as a result of the Vietnam War. In the second half of the semester, students will look at the literature of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as consider how science fiction authors over the last 100 years have predicted the future of war.

Written assignments will offer students an opportunity to evaluate memoirs and novels of their choice and a final project will enable students to compare and contrast how the different genres, non-fiction, fiction, and science fiction, capture the experience of war. Readings will be supplemented by film screenings, museum visits, and roundtables with veterans of recent wars.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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