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Great Books that Changed the World - FASS2200

Guided by experts from across the Faculty, students will learn how to interrogate and analyse a range of great books in the humanities and social sciences from both ancient and modern times. Weekly lectures will be followed by seminars where a strong emphasis will be placed on detailed, group discussion to build key skills as well as understanding of the ideas and questions raised by the works studied. Authors and texts covered in the unit could include Homer's Iliad, Plato's The Death of Socrates, Confucius's The Analects, Machiavelli's The Prince, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, George Eliot's Middlemarch, Sigmund Freud's Civilizations and its Discontents, and Toni Morrison's Beloved. FASS2200 can be taken before, after, or independently of FASS2100.

Classes
1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr seminar/week

Assessment
4x500wd Response Papers (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Seminar Participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

must be in the Dalyell stream

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Arts and Social Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Arts and Social Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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