GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
Section: 201 What's so great about books?
Term: SU 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:

In this course we will look at issues of identity from several perspectives: the identity of literary characters, the identities of ourselves as readers, even the identity of the 'Great Books' themselves. In addition to readings from Sophocles, Dante, Cervantes, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Ellison, students will participate in a semester long project on what constitutes a classic or iconic work of literature and, to this end, choose by consensus two additional texts (be it literature, art, music, cinema, theater, etc.) to 'read' and discuss in the final weeks of the semester. After all, if these works are meant to last, aren't we the ones who preserve them?

GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
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201 (REC)
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70353
Open
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MTuWTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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