RUSS 306
Rise and Shine with Tolstoy Spring 2018 Division I; Cross-listed as COMP306 / RUSS306
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Prepare to alternately fall in love and lock horns with this illustrious nineteenth-century Russian author. He is worth it! This course will examine the life and major works of Leo Tolstoy in the context of Western intellectual history. Readings will include his two great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, as well as a number of shorter works, such as The Cossacks and Hadji Murad. We will also consider some of Tolstoy’s aesthetic and didactic works as we examine his broad, rich, and sometimes unexpected development as an artist and thinker.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 7
Class#: 3318
Requirements/Evaluation: active and substantive class participation; short papers; leading class discussion
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: RUSS and COMP majors
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: GBST Russian + Eurasian Studies Electives

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