GTBOOKS 191 - Great Books
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, FYWR
Other:
Honors
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GTBOOKS 201 or CLCIV 101.
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-Year students in the Honors Program.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course we’ll read a series of works from Greco-Roman antiquity long held to be among the “Great Books” of world literature. We’ll explore the ways in which these texts can still speak to us today because of their intense focus on central questions of human existence, such as: What makes you who you are? What makes a good life? What is justice? What is your relation to people different from yourself, whether because of their ethnicity, class, or gender? At the same time, however, we’ll ask why these texts in particular became “Great Books” because of the answers they provide to these questions, and whether these answers are still our answers. Students will, in addition, have the option of writing about modern literature and film related to the ancient texts but coming from diverse perspectives and traditions. The course as a whole will feature the theme of “texts in conversation with other texts” as a way to prepare students for this and other assignments.

Intended Audience:

Honors Students

Class Format:

2 one hour lectures and 2 one hour discussion sections per week.

Schedule

GTBOOKS 191 - Great Books
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11287
Open
140
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11288
Closed
0
 
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WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11289
Open
16
16LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11290
Open
10
10LSA Hnrs
-
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11291
Closed
0
19LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 7:00PM - 8:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11292
Open
14
14LSA Hnrs
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WF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11293
Open
18
18LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11294
Open
9
12LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11295
Closed
0
19LSA Hnrs
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WF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
11296
Open
14
15LSA Hnrs
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
11297
Open
12
12LSA Hnrs
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
24873
Open
9
9LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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