ENGL 210 - Honors English

The Literature of Work

Section A: MWF 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Donna Potts, Instructor

This course asks students to examine the meaning and purpose of work. Whether we choose our life’s work for self-fulfillment, social justice, power, status, sheer survival, or some combination, we establish a particular relationship with the human community by means of work. We’ll examine arguments about how workers should be compensated for what they do, how we regard various occupations, what constitutes exploitation, and even how to define “work.” Students will be asked to submit guided journal entries, personal narratives (about their own work, or work they’ve observed first-hand), an annotated bibliography, an interview and critical essays.