GTBOOKS 191 - Great Books
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (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, WorldLit
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 remarkably 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 opportunity to write about modern books and films that are related to the ancient texts but come from diverse perspectives and national traditions.

Intended Audience:

Honors Students

Class Format:

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

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly discussion section that require synchronous participation.

Schedule

GTBOOKS 191 - Great Books
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
12272
Open
14
 
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TBA
002 (DIS)
 Online
12273
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs
-
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 Online
12274
Open
4
3LSA Hnrs
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
12277
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
-
WF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
12278
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
12279
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
12280
Open
3
2LSA Hnrs
-
WF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
12281
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
 Online
12282
Closed
0
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
013 (DIS)
 Online
27220
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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