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Course Description

The Year 4 Seminar texts cover a wide range time periods and genres, including philosophy, biography, satire, and romance, which connect through the themes of love, character, and humor as they explore what people mean by living a happy life. The Tutorial is a close reading of Thucydides’ account of the war between Athens and Sparta and their allies; one of the seminal works of history as well as a masterful work of literature. Among other things, we will consider the issues of justice and power it raises—still current today—and the role of literary art in making sense of history.

Course Outline

For specific dates, see at right under each Section: SCHEDULE AND LOCATION. Reading schedule is identical across all Sections.

Seminar

Week Seminar
1 Plutarch, Lives of Lycurgus and Numa: pp. 52-105
2 Plutarch, Lives of Themistocles and Camillus: pp. 146-200
3 Plutarch, Lives of Pericles and Fabius: pp. 201-257
4 Plutarch, Lives of Alcibiades and Coriolanus: pp. 258-324
5 Plato, Symposium 172a-198a: speeches of Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, and Agathon
6 Plato, Symposium 198a-212c: speech of Socrates
7 Plato, Symposium 212c-223c: speech of Alcibiades
8 Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Volume I (pp. 1-101)
9 Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Volume II (pp. 103-184)
10 Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Volume III (pp. 185-298)

Tutorial

Week Tutorial
1

Thucydides, Book 1.1-1.118 

2 Thucydides, Book 1.118 -1.146
3 Thucydides, Book 2 through 2.46 
4 Thucydides, Book 2 - end
5 Thucydides, Book 3, esp. 3.35-49
6 Thucydides, Book 4
7 Thucydides, Book 5, esp. 5.84-end
8 Thucydides, Book 6
9 Thucydides, Book 7
10 Thucydides, Book 8, conclusions

Required Texts

1.    Plato, Symposium, trans. Nehamas & Woodruff, Hackett, ISBN 978-0872200760.
2.    Plutarch. Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, Modern Library vol. 1, ISBN 978-0375756764.
3.    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0198826736.

4.    The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, Strassler, Crawley and Hanson, Free Press (ISBN 978-0684827902)

Purchase

Books are available using the Textbook order form from the Gleacher Center Bookstore online, or by using the ISBN number to order the correct edition elsewhere.

Notes

Online registration deadline: Thursday, Sept 22 at 5 PM CT.

Taking a Graham School Remote Course: You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before the course begins. Please accept the invitation by clicking 'Get Started' and create a log-in for Canvas using your email as the user name and create a password. Then go to the Dashboard and click on your course. Next click on Zoom Professional Education and you will see the link to "Join" your classroom. Canvas houses the course information including the course syllabus, announcements, and discussions. You will not be able to participate in your online class unless you accept the Canvas invitation and set up your account.

For help visit, https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/online/learning-resources/liberal-arts to find step by step instructions.

Prerequisites

Students must have completed at least one quarter of Year 1 and all of Years 2 & 3 prior to enrolling in Year 4.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Basic Program Year Four: Autumn
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
9:30AM to 12:45PM
Dates
Sep 27, 2022 to Dec 06, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.8
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $500.00
Section Notes

Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm CT

No class Nov 22

Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins.

Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources

Section Title
Basic Program Year Four: Autumn
Type
Discussion
Days
W
Time
9:30AM to 12:45PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2022 to Dec 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.8
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $500.00
Section Notes

Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm CT

No class Nov 23

Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins.

Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources

Section Title
Basic Program Year Four: Autumn
Type
Discussion
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2022 to Dec 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.8
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $500.00
Section Notes

Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm CT

No class Nov 23

Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins.

Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources

Section Title
Basic Program Year Four: Autumn
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 12:45PM
Dates
Oct 01, 2022 to Dec 10, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.8
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $500.00
Section Notes

Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm CT

No class Nov 26

Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins.

Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources

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