Great Books Courses (Division 382)

192. Great Books. Open to Honors freshmen only. (4). (HU).

Continuation; of Great Books 191, from Plato to the Renaissance. We will read Plato, SYMPOSIUM and REPUBLIC; Vergil, THE AENEID; selections from the Old Testament and New Testament; St. Augustine, CONFESSIONS; Dante, THE DIVINE COMEDY (INFERNO, and selections from PURGATORIO and PARADISO); and Wolfram von Eschenbach, TRISTAN. Great Books 192 is open only to freshmen in the Honors Program; other students wishing to take a similar course are encouraged to elect Great Books 202. (Cameron)

202. Great Books. (3). (HU).

Section 001 ROMANS, CHRISTIANS, MEDIEVAL SYNTHESIS AND NEW SECULAR FORCES. We will read, discuss, and write about Cicero's essay ON FRIENDSHIP, Vergil's AENEID, selections from the NEW TESTAMENT, St. Augustine's CONFESSIONS, Dante's COMEDY (INFERNO complete, selections from PURGATORIO), Machiavelli's THE PRINCE, and Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Grading will be based upon class participation, a series of short essays (total of 10-12 pages), a midterm, and a final exam. Our texts have delighted, instructed, and influenced many minds, great and small, for centuries, and form an important part of the foundation of our culture. Our purpose will not be to learn about these works, but to learn the works themselves, so that they become, in a sense, a part of our experience, our personal property. The class will be limited to thirty or fewer students. Cost:2 WL:1 (Wallin)

394(294)/Women's Studies 394. Great Books by Women Writers. Sophomores standing and above. (4). (HU).

This course is designed to introduce students to "Great Books" by European and American women writers from the twelfth to the twentieth century. Taught by a series of lecturers using differing critical approaches, the course aims to provide a perspective from which to critique the traditional Great Books canon; to examine differences in women's writing in specific contexts; and to explore basic constructs of feminist literary criticism and theory. Texts to be read include: Virginia Woolf's A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN; Hildegard von Bingen's hymns; Juana Ines de la Cruz's poetry; Madame de La Fayette's THE PRINCESSE DE CLEVES; George Sand's INDIANA; Woolf's TO THE LIGHTHOUSE; Toni Morrison's SULA. There will be two lectures and two discussions per week. Written work: two short papers; a term paper; and a final exam. Lecture time: T,TH 12-1. [Cost:2] [WL:1] (Herrmann and others)


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