Consent of Instructors, Paideia 111, 112, or transfer equivalents
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HEPT-Human Expression, Primary Texts, Intcl-Intercultural, January Term 2
INSTRUCTORS: David Faldet (English); Rachel Faldet (English)
Course Description: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, two of the most popular English writers of the 20th century, lived strangely parallel lives, and worked together to create mythologies of places where the sacred is threatened by the spread of evil. Our travels will follow the lives of these two writers from childhoods in Northern Ireland and Warwickshire, to England’s national center of London, to the battlefields of France, and to the universities they loved (Oxford and Cambridge) to see how the ideas of countryside, mechanization, disenchantment and religion, heroism, and humanity that figure in their work have their roots in the life experiences of each author.
(Note: this course counts as an English major elective; it does not fulfill a particular English major requirement.)
Estimated Cost: $4,200-$4,625
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $500
Travel-specific immunizations may be recommended. Visit with Luther College Health Services.