- 4 Weeks
- 1 hr 45 min
- Regular tuition discounts and tuition waivers for qualified students as well as our money back satisfaction guarantee apply.
- This course is Completion Certificate-eligible and CEU-eligible.
- The listed days, dates and times are Chicago dates and times in the USA / Canada Central Time Zone (CT), which must then be converted to your local time zone. Your local class start time may change during the course if our time zone and/or your local time zone transition to or from Daylight Savings Time (Summer Time) during the course.
Like all Great Discourses discussion courses, this live, interactive online discussion course is designed to facilitate the collaborative close readings of classics in ways that help participants transform the challenging into the exhilarating and elevating through “Aha!” moments of profound discovery. Participation requires an Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. The course is open to adults from all walks of life (and to mature teens with parental consent) and does not require any specialized prior knowledge or experience. Students do a modest amount of reading homework in preparation for each live online class session, but there are no papers, no tests and no grades. The readings and discussion are in English.
|Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice (1813).
Recommended Edition: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008. ISBN: 978-0199535569.
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You are responsible for obtaining your own copy of each book used in this discussion course. Most books are available in a number of editions, in both print and digital formats. All editions are acceptable unless otherwise noted, although print format texts are generally recommended. If you do choose to use a digital text, try to access it on a device other than the one you will using to connect to the online classroom.
This course may have additional short readings that will be used during the first class session as well as during other class sessions. These will be available to you on the dedicated course page at the Great Discourses Collaboratory Online Course Center once you have completed your registration for this course.
To get the most out of this discussion course, you will have to do a modest amount of reading homework in between class sessions — usually about two hours of reading for each hour of class time. No homework is required before the first class session (although some technical and general preparation is required).
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What students are saying
Adam Rose runs a class the way I believe it is supposed to run. He guides discussion through questions, and he expects us to be able to support our views with references to the texts. He will provide some background information where necessary, but without giving us a lecture. He does this with a good sense of humor and respect for everyone. He is not afraid to curb discussion when it gets off the subject.
When Adam Rose teaches, we learn! He can dissect and explain any text in such a way that I feel I have a handle on the concepts. He never lets the conversation veer off course. He can draw out people’s ideas and he’s a master of Socratic questioning. I’ve never had a teacher who can facilitate a discussion as well or bring more ideas to mind. He makes us think we’ve discovered the ideas on our own and gets our wheels spinning like no one else!
Although (for me at least) the reading seemed voluminous, it stretched my study discipline. Often the class interaction with Mr. Rose seemed like a pleasant dinner party with Rose as a host when we all lingered over coffee, cognac and cigars and so stimulating. I never felt remiss if I did not complete the reading, his recapitulation of the assignment was so complete, I loved it.
Adam Rose consistently promotes stimulating and even controversial discussion in the classroom, no matter what the subject matter. He pushes you to think carefully and widely about the material and never makes you feel that your contributions are ridiculous. He has a great sense of humor and fun that make learning and discussing memorable. I have learned a tremendous amount under his guidance but mostly learned how to think more clearly and creatively.