Instructor: Marie Held
This term we will read selections from Great Conversations 4, an anthology of fifteen classic and contemporary writings. Each week’s reading selection will focus on a specific theme: Empire, Grieving, Identity and Integrity, The Individual and Civic Virtue, Knowledge and Truth, Romantic Love, War and Morality, Social Class, Fate and Catastrophe. We will discuss the author of each selection, the time period in which the piece was written, and its relevance in today’s world. After reading all the assigned selections, we will discuss how they relate to one another.
Since there is a new selection each week, prior attendance is not required for the following week.
Recommended text: Great Conversations 4, Daniel Born, Mike Levine and Donald H. Whitfield (editors), ISBN 978-1-880323-71-7.