On the left: the first-edition front cover of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. On the right: a black-and-white photograph of George Orwell.

George Orwell’s 1984 


This course was available in the past and may be presented again as part of the Open Enrollment curriculum.

You read it as a kid. Now understand it as an adult. You’ll be sorry when you’re done (but in a good way). Please read Part One prior to the first class.

Course Outline

Course Syllabus

1. Orwell, George. 1984. Signet / 978-0451524935


Students may be interested in registering for The Foundation of Free Speech? John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty which complements the Orwell course.  For your convenience the 2 courses are scheduled so you can take both as a 3-hour block on Wednesday mornings.

Online registration deadline: Thursday, August 25 pm CT

Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins. Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources