Courses in GREAT BOOKS (DIVISION 382)

191. Great Books. Open to Honors freshmen only. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Gt. Bks. 201 or Classical Civ. 101. (4). (HU).

Great Books 191 will survey the classical works of ancient Greece. Among the readings will be Homer's ILIAD and ODYSSEY; a number of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes; Herodotus' HISTORIES; Thucydides' HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR; and several of Plato's dialogues. The course format is two lectures and two discussion meetings a week. Six to eight short papers will be assigned; there will be midterm and final examinations. Great Books 191 is open to freshmen in the Honors Program, and to other students with the permission of the Director of the Great Books Program. Cost:2 WL:3 (Cameron)

201. Great Books of the Ancient World. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Gt. Bks. 191 or Classical Civ. 101. (4). (HU).
Section 001: The Greeks and the Romans.
We will read a number of the great books of ancient Greece and Rome, all in the best available modern translations. We will read epics and tragic dramas as well as in historical and philosophical texts. Among our books will be Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil's Aeneid, selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, selections from the History of Herodotus and/or Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, and some of Plato's Socratic dialogues. We will focus on issues of human freedom and responsibility, competitive versus cooperative virtues, the individual and society, and the good life. As well as attending and participating in class, students will write probably six two-page essays, a midterm, and a final examination. (Wallin)

246/GNE 246. Great Books of the Medieval and Modern Middle East. (4). (HU).

See GNE 246 (Walker)


lsa logo

University of Michigan | College of LS&A | Student Academic Affairs | LS&A Bulletin Index

This page maintained by LS&A Academic Information and Publications, 1228 Angell Hall

The Regents of the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA +1 734 764-1817

Trademarks of the University of Michigan may not be electronically or otherwise altered or separated from this document or used for any non-University purpose.