GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
Section: 101 (Anti)Heroes: Rogues, Rascals, Scoundrels and Cads
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GTBOOKS 191 or CLCIV 101.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

  • What constitutes a hero?
  • What values does heroism embody?
  • Can a hero be immoral, naive or just plain dumb?
  • Do we have to admire heroes or is it more fun to dislike them?

    This course will explore concepts of heroism in works ranging from Homer's Odyssey to Swift's Gulliver's Travels. In particular, we will focus on how heroes might guide our engagement with literary texts and how they might force us to rethink cultural and intellectual values — both our own and those of the past.

  • GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
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    101 (REC)
    P
    50465
    Open
    23
     
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    MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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