4 Credit Hours
Drugs, alcohol, lies, and deception. Why do some young adults wander down the wrong road? Robert Frost's poem suggests that either road is "really about the same," but is that truly the case? Young adults confront a wide variety of unique issues and challenges as they mature. The consequences of their self-destructive decisions often result in ruined lives. Possible texts may include Ernest Hemingway's THE NICK ADAMS STORIES, Willa Cather's LUCY GAYHEART, Norman MacLean's A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, Jon Krakauer's INTO THE WILD, and selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and Robert Frost. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.