This course investigates the complex, imaginative relationship between oil –an essential, yet mostly invisible, commodity—and American and Global culture. Using films, novels, nonfiction, and documentaries from the US, Nigeria, and South America this course will explore oil’s cultural presence and narrative forms in order to understand the many ways it is imbricated in our existence.
Studies literary texts within the framework of culture. Examines texts within such categories as history, gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, and nation. Notes: Builds on reading and writing skills taught in ENGH 101. May be repeated within the term.
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