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CLAS 2113 The Monster Within

3 hours; 3 credits

Considers literal and figurative perversions of the human ideal. Themes to be explored may include transcendence and degradation, nature and civilization, gender, and fears of miscegenation. Authors ranging from Ovid and Swift to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Franz Kafka. Films such as Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, The Fly, Robocop. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3113.) 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the department and junior standing.


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