University Honors Program

Kansas State University

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Manhattan, KS 66506


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ENGL 399 - Honors Seminar: Robin Hood in Literature and Film

Credits: (3)

How has the character of Robin Hood changed over 500 years of popular culture? What social critiques does the outlaw figure permit? This course will focus on such questions by reading, watching, discussing, and studying a range of texts, both literary and visual. The course will focus on medieval and modern outlaw legends, but we’ll also investigate texts that bridge that historical gap and consider how we often use the past to make sense of the present. Because this is an honors seminar, students' willingness to be involved in the class and on occasion to lead the discussion is crucial. The requirements will include a presentation and a final paper; students will also have some opportunities for creative assignments. This course fulfills the Arts and Sciences honors program SEMINAR requirement. English 399 is a General Education course.