In the first three weeks of class, we have read a lot of different perspectives on the relative roles of Science and Literature in Culture. We have read about their value in education, the differences and similarities between scientific and literary "truth" and "analysis", and so on.
|Choose 3 of the authors we have studied so far. Write a
5-page, thesis-driven paper in which you compare and contrast the
views of your three authors, weighing the merits of their arguments.
You may use this analysis of the class readings to ground your own
ideas about the existing or ideal relationship between science and
literature in culture (or in education).
This is a very open essay topic. Your essay will probably take one of two forms:
A full rough draft of your paper is due printed out in class on Monday, February 6 for peer review. Final drafts of the paper should be emailed to me by the beginning of class (2pm) on Wednesday, February 8.