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Course Description

This course is a special extended edition of the Basic Program methods course offered as part of our celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the program. One of the foundational premises of the Basic Program is that reading is a skill. And that like many skills, one can get better at reading through theoretically-informed practice. In this short course, we will examine the theoretical perspective on good reading contained in Mortimer Adler's famous How to Read a Book, which we will practice through a close examination of the beginnings of a range of classic texts. After all, if we don't understand the beginning of a work, how can we hope to understand the ending?

Course Outline

REQUIRED TEXTS

Adler, Mortimer and Van Doren, Charles, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent; Reading. ISBN: 978-0671212094

Other short texts will be provided as handouts on Canvas.

Students can purchase books at the Gleacher Center Bookstore online using the Textbook order form, or by using the ISBN number to order the correct edition elsewhere.

Notes

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 sign up for Student Remote Learning Training session and to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources

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Section Title
How to Read Classic Texts: 75th Anniversary Edition
Type
Discussion
Days
M
Time
9:30AM to 12:45PM
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 26, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $300.00
Instructors
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Section Title
How to Read Classic Texts: 75th Anniversary Edition
Type
Discussion
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $300.00
Instructors
Section Notes

Course Syllabus, not yet available

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