ENGL 125 - (LT) Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Literature
This course explores the interrelations between psychology and literature. Questions to be considered may include the following: Why and how does the mind spontaneously produce and respond to stories? How do metaphors guide thinking? Why do readers care about fictional characters? Readings may include poems by Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth and short stories or novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Philip Roth, Eudora Welty, Jamaica Kincaid, Richard Wright, and Roald Dahl.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: WSC 001. Credit given for this course or ENGL 198T, not both. (Formerly ENGL 198T, Readings in Literature or Special Studies: Literature and Psychology: Narrative Selves.)