Sounding the Barbaric Yawp: Society and the Creative Self

People and Society

Sounding the Barbaric Yawp: Society and the Creative Self


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    People and Society
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  • Recommended for
    Recommended students: This cognate would appeal to students majoring in Communications, Education, English, and Psychology, as well as those preparing for graduate studies in law.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 3

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Sound the Barbaric Yawp takes its title from Walt Whitman's poem, "Leaves of Grass," in which ideas of self are explored and celebrated through a widening sequence of associations and contexts. By combining complementary creative and critical coursework, students will enrich their critical thinking skills while developing cultural contexts for personal experiences and interests.

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