Throughout history, how have both cultures and individuals defined the notion of “Adventure”? What value does Adventure have in the everyday lives of humans? Who gets to have Adventures and whose stories are told? This course will explore the pluralistic and multicultural perspectives of Adventure Literature as well as the techniques and styles in which these stories have been told. This course is not limited to the written word, and will survey varied expressions of Adventure Literature including oral traditions, photo collections, films, and songs, and will analyze the construction and effectiveness of these narratives. Students will engage in experiential activities to dive into their own personal adventures and record their experiences through a series of written assignments.