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.
Books listed by Topic Area:
- Literature and Classics
- History and Biography
- Science (non-health), Science Fiction
- Society / Culture / Politics
- Business and Economics
Books are listed in more than one category, but please peruse them all.
Full listing of all courses:
(un)common reads courses - Literature and Classics
|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.