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English

Summer Great Books I-Ancient Greeks (Ages 14-18)

In this 12-week summer course students will read and discuss five major works by ancient Greek writers.
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75 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
14-18
year olds
8-15
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

I have a Ph.D. in literature. I have taught the Great Books in translation to Spanish at the college level and served as a discussion leader for a Great Books club for high school students. 
Students must read the required texts before coming to class each day. They should come to class ready to discuss the major ideas of each text with classmates.
The Iliad (Homer) The Odyssey (Homer) The Republic (Plato) Selections from Aristotle Aesop's Fables (Aesop) Any edition of these texts is fine for the class. Audiobooks are also available for most selections, although if possible, reading the books in print is best because this allows students to stop and ponder what is written.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Some readings may include references to murder, rape, war, extramarital affairs, and other sensitive and potentially upsetting topics. Students enrolled in the course must be able to handle such themes with a certain degree of maturity. The teacher will talk to all students about how to respectfully and appropriately reference such themes in the readings. The teacher will place any students who do not follow these guidelines on "mute" and contact the students' parents regarding classroom behavior.

Texts we will read include: 

The Iliad (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
Selections from The Republic (Plato)
Selections from Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
Selections from Aesop's Fables (Aesop) (These include "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs", "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Ant and the Grasshoper", "The Lion and the Mouse", "The Crow and the Pitcher", "The Gnat and the Bull", and "The North Wind and the Sun". 


Any edition of these texts is fine for the class. Audiobooks are also available for most selections, although if possible, reading the books in print is best because this allows students to stop and ponder what is written.

Teacher

About Me

I completed my BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish, and I have been teaching Spanish and general humanities courses since 2004. I believe in "restful" learning, which means not rushing through material, but taking the time needed to make sure... 
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