Warrior Tales explores how the idea of the warrior has evolved over time from the earliest examples known in literature up to present conceptions and expectations of today’s soldier “warriors.” Discussions about chivalry, loyalty, honor, brutality and the place of the warrior as a role model within a cultural context will underlie discussions of all texts.
HONORS OPTION: Students choosing to take this course for honors credit will need to complete one additional reading and writing assignment per quarter. Honors students’ work will be held to higher honors level expectations. Non-honors students will answer fewer reading quiz questions for the same credit. Students will make a binding choice for honors or non-honors credit by the end of the second week of class.