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HUM 3050. Gothic Humanities. 3 Hours.

Explores expressions of goth, gothic and gothicism in Western civilization within various artistic disciplines, including architecture, literature, film and fashion. Specific topics include the role of the Goths in the fall of Rome, medieval architecture, the gothic novel, Victorian medievalism, gothic film and fashion, and present-day, pop-culture gothic iterations, including zombies and vampires. The course aims to discuss the function of these darker artistic expressions and their relevance within the human experience. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.