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Basic Program Year Three: Autumn

Cost
540.00

Available Sections

Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A2
Schedule
Days
Tue, Thu
Times
11:15 am—12:45 pm
Dates
Location
Online
Taught by
David Shiner, Michail Vlasopoulos
Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A4
Schedule
Day
Wed
Times
09:30 am—12:45 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Michail Vlasopoulos, Noah Chafets
Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A5
Schedule
Day
Wed
Times
06:00 pm—09:15 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Michail Vlasopoulos, Noah Chafets
Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A6
Schedule
Day
Thu
Times
09:30 am—12:45 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Michael Jones, David Shiner
Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A1
Schedule
Day
Tue
Times
09:30 am—12:45 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
Taught by
Joseph Alulis, Noah Chafets
Offered for
Autumn
Section
24A8
Schedule
Day
Wed
Times
06:00 pm—09:15 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Joseph Alulis, Noah Chafets

In the Seminar, we read two classics texts seeking the ungrounded ground of reason. In the Tutorial we will engage in a close reading of a classic novel. The novel for 2024 is War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.

 

 

Course Outline

Year 3 Autumn Reading List

Seminar

Week Tutorial
1 Euclid, Elements
2 Euclid, Elements
3 Euclid, Elements
4 Euclid, Elements
5 Euclid, Elements
6 Descartes, Meditations      
7 Descartes, Meditations
8 Descartes, Meditations
9 Descartes, Meditations
10 Descartes, Meditations

Tutorial

Week Tutorial
1 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol. 1, Part 1   
2 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol. 1, Part 2
3 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol. 1, Part 3, Vol 2 Part 1
4 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol 2, Parts 2, 3, 4
5 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol. 2 Part 5, Vol 3 Part 1
6 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol 3 Part 2
7 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol 3 Part 3
8 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol 4 Parts 1 & 2
9 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Vol 4, Parts 3 & 4
10 Tolstoy, War and Peace: Epilogue

REQUIRED TEXTS

  • Euclid, Elements Vol. 1 (Heath tr.), Dover, ISBN 978-0486600888.
  • Descartes, Meditations (Lafleur, tr.), Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0023671708.
  • Tolstoy, War and Peace, translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky, Vintage Classics, ISBN 978-1400079988.

 

Books are available using the Textbook order form from the Gleacher Center Bookstore online, or by using the ISBN number to order the correct edition elsewhere.

Notes

Online registration deadline: Tuesday, September 19 at 5 pm CT

Taking a Graham School Remote Course: You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before the course begins. Please accept the invitation by clicking 'Get Started' and create a log-in for Canvas using your email as the user name and create a password. Then go to the Dashboard and click on your course. Next click on Zoom Professional Education and you will see the link to "Join" your classroom. Canvas houses the course information including the course syllabus, announcements, and discussions. You will not be able to participate in your online class unless you accept the Canvas invitation and set up your account.

For help visit, https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/online/learning-resources/liberal-arts to find step by step instructions.