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Fall 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1457 section 001

Call Number 01273
Day & Time
MW 10:10am-11:25am
201 Lehman Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Robert A McCaughey
Course Description Consideration of mostly American texts that--and writers who--share a central engagement with the sea, seafaring and coastal life. Particular attention to the sea as workplace and as escape. Texts include Homer, The Odyssey; the Book of Jonah; St. Brendan, Navigations; Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation; Mather, "Surprising Sea Deliverances"; Franklin, "Maritime Observations"; Dana, Two Years Before the Mast; Melville, Moby-Dick, or The Whale; Thoreau, Cape Cod; Twain, Life on the Mississippi; Chopin, The Awakening; Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs; Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World; Beston, The Outermost House; Carson, Under the Sea Wind; Rich, "Diving into the Wreck"; Casey, Spartina.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 15 students as of 12:33AM Friday, February 27, 2015
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1457
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143FYSB1457X001

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