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This course introduces students to a broad range of approaches to visual texts and written literature. Students will learn how visual, cultural, and literary theories enable them to create different interpretive strategies in their approaches to specific texts. Critical concepts studied may include subjectivity, the gaze, (re)presentation, gendered bodies, the practice of everyday life, the posthuman. The class will emphasize students’ critical writing as a creative process. This is an Honors class. In addition to other possible pre-requisites, students need a minimum G.P.A. of 3.50 or higher to enroll.