In this course, students will study how innovation is often a product of difference, rather than merely disruption. In so doing, they will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to explore how innovative thinking often requires certain distance from the dictations of normativity. Informed by case studies in literature, technology, music, dance, film, fashion, architecture, and more, they will ask how normativity often impedes rather than promotes discovery. Class Notes: HYBRID COURSE. Enrollment Requirements: The prerequisites for all ENG courses at the 300 and 400 level are as follows:1) Either ENG 120 or ENG 1222) Either ENG 204, ENG 212, ENG 213 or ENG 214.