- 7 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.
|Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War (c. 404 BCE).
Recommended Edition: The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, Free Press, 1998. ISBN: 978-0684827902.
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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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I absolutely enjoy having David Shiner as my instructor. He asks poignant questions that help keep class discussions flowing. [...] He is very good at helping us find the heart of the matter and helping us unfold our ideas.
David Shiner is a master at the Socratic method.
David Shiner is clear, concise, and helpful. He allows us to explore the material at our own pace, and aids our understanding when we are confused. I greatly appreciated his style in this class.
David Shiner’s method of facilitating class is very effective. His way of eliciting thoughts about concepts allows for a greater understanding of the text and the implications of the text. I feel he holds students to his expectations very well, and I appreciate these high expectations. They are always, fair, and conducive to a better class experience.