Honors | Representations of the Self in Society
H211 | 0001 | Stavropoulos, J


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THE HONORS DIVISION

4:00-5:15p  MW  BH 315

This course COAS Intensive Writing and also requires registration in COAS
W333 section #0273.

This course introduces students to classic texts which provide insight into
evolving views about the identity and function of the self in society. We
will focus much of our inquiry on the development of the linked concepts of
the hero and honor, paying attention also to features of the social milieu
which influence these concepts.

Course texts will include the following:

Aristotle: On Poetry and Music
Homer: The Odyssey
Sophocles: Three Theban Plays (Oedipus the King, Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus)
Aeschylus: The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Emenides)
Euripides: Medea, The Bacchae
Plato: Selections from the Dialogues
Virgil: The Aeneid
Plautus: The Braggart Soldier, Pseudolus
Seneca: Phaedra, Thyestes, The Trojan Woman
Beowulf
"The Dream of the Rood"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Chaucer: From the Canterbury Tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Tale"
Shakespeare: King Henry IV, PartI; Othello; King Lear.

The class will meet twice a week, and attendance is expected at every
session. Students will be graded on class participation and on four 2-3 page
essays.