Fall 2020 (un)common reads - Literature and Classics

These courses are discussion-oriented, one credit seminar courses centered on a book.

Please use the UF Schedule of Courses to find times, places, and other course information.

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Books are listed in more than one category, but please peruse them all.

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(un)common reads courses - Literature and Classics

CourseClass NumberTitleSectDay/PeriodInstructorSyllabus
IDH2930  15589 Lord of the Rings   0171  M/5  Alexander, Cory   
IDH2930  26253 Crazy Love and the Bible-A reading of the Song of Solomon 0179  M/6 Abend, Dror Crazy Love 
IDH2930  26267 Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations 0182 F/9 Ardelt, Monika Philosophy for Life 
IDH2930  26274 The Greeks and the Irrational 0186 R/9 Papke, Roger The Greeks and the Irrational 
IDH2930 26302 Detecting Texts: Alain Robbe-Grillet's Uncommon Novel 0192 T/3 Ewert, Jeanne Carol Detecting Texts 
IDH2930  26307 Wise Guy: Socrates and The Search for the Good Life 0195 W/9 Agnelli, Sara Wise Guy 

Lord of the Rings

Class #25489 Face-to-Face
Class #27337 Online

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the most influential and widely-read authors of the Twentieth Century. Tolkien’s most significant work, The Lord of the Rings, undertaken as a sequel to his children’s book, The Hobbit (1937), is estimated to have sold over 150 million copies since its initial publication in 1954. Through a close reading of Tolkien’s trilogy, including the consideration of Tolkien’s style, themes, and characters, this course will explore the reasons for LOTR’s astounding success, despite the work’s tepid critical reception. 

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