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UNCP 5544 Capstone: Vision Quest: A Multicultural Approach (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

You can take a Capstone class only as a senior or second-semester junior. Capstone classes may not be taken Pass/Fail. You may take only one Capstone class before graduation.
This course will use the Vision Quest, a Native American ritual for finding oneself, as a metaphor for students’ four years at Boston College. Relating their own lives to the lives of the characters in the books, who have all gone on some variation of a quest, students will explore the ways their education and experiences at college have influenced their ideas of community, work, spirituality and relationships, and have prepared them to face the great mystery of life ahead. The main texts include The Grass Dancer, The Life of Pi, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and The House on Mango Street. Films include Thunderheart and The Whale Rider. Personal reflection papers and class participation are a main component of this course.


Instructor(s): Dorothy Miller

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL4637

Comments: You can take a Capstone class only as a senior or second-semester junior. Capstone classes may not be taken Pass/Fail. You may take only one Capstone class before graduation.


Last Updated: 22-Jan-16