Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: A Study in Being Human
In this 8-week course, students will explore what Mary Shelley's novel has to say about what it means to be human.
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over 8 weeks
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In this course, we will be reading, discussing, and writing about Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. The novel, one of the first science fiction stories, is about a young scientist dealing with the consequences of creating life. Through reading the novel, we will see how Shelley attempts to answer two extremely important questions: What does it mean to be human, and how can we be good humans? We will explore the themes of nature of humanity and monstrosity,...
- Students will read and understand the plot, characters, and themes of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. - Students will use the novel as a starting point for developing their own answers to the essential question: what does it mean to be human? - Students will develop independent opinions about the text, while also developing an understanding of various other perspectives on the text. - Students will learn to construct powerful written arguments using textual evidence, secondary sources, and their own experiences. - Students will learn to support their peers through discussion and feedback.
My qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (majors in English and Education) and a Masters of Education.
Students will be expected to read most of the book on their own (approx. 40 pages per week, including some reading in class). As the course progresses, students will also have some writing work to complete on their own, especially as we start work on the longer assignments. Overall, students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week completing homework for this class.
Students will need their own copies of the novel. As the book is out of copyright, free versions are available online, but physical copies (such as the Penguin editions) will often have helpful annotations which can build readers' understanding of the text.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- Google Docs
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Lizzie Grace, M.Ed.
Read Carefully, Write Clearly, Think Deeply.
🇳🇿Lives in New Zealand
29 total reviews
40 completed classes
Hi! My name is Lizzie Grace, and I teach English and literacy classes from my home in Auckland, New Zealand. I have a bachelor's degree in English and Education, and a Masters of Education. My mission is to help students read carefully, write...