COMP 305
Dostoevsky: Context and Interpretation
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division I
Cross-listed RUSS 305 / COMP 305
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course examines some of the best-known works of Fedor Dostoevsky by exploring the richness of their possible interpretations. On the one hand, we will situate the novels in the Russian social and ideological context of the author’s time. On the other, we will study the ways in which Dostoevsky’s texts engage universal questions of human existence in a post-traditional and fluid society of the modern age. Key works of Dostoevsky criticism are assigned alongside the following novels: Poor Folk, The Double, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. All readings are in English.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 18
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 1510
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, oral presentation, research paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: RUSS and COMP majors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
RUSS 305 Division I COMP 305 Division I

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