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Teaching Three Great Books

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  1. Introduction
    Teaching Three Great Books: Course Introduction (Preview Content)
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  2. Lessons
    Interview: Dr. Armetta on Literature and the Liberal Arts (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 1: An Overview
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 2: Huckleberry Finn—Part 1
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 3: Huckleberry Finn—Part 2
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 4: Huckleberry Finn—Part 3
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 5: Huckleberry Finn—Part 4
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Discussion: Reading in Preparation for Teaching
  9. Lesson 6: Jane Eyre—Part 1
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lesson 6A: Discussion
    1 Topic
  11. Lesson 7: Jane Eyre—Part 2
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  12. Lesson 7A: Discussion
  13. Lesson 8: Jane Eyre—Part 3
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  14. Lesson 8A: Discussion
    1 Topic
  15. Lesson 9: Jane Eyre—Part 4
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  16. Lesson 10: Great Expectations—Part 1
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    1 Quiz
  17. Lesson 10A: Discussion
  18. Lesson 11: Great Expectations—Part 2
    1 Topic
  19. Lesson 12: Great Expectations—Part 3
    2 Topics
  20. Lesson 12A: Discussion
    1 Topic
  21. Lesson 13: Using Images to Teach Great Books
    2 Topics
  22. Lesson 13A: Discussion
  23. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Three Great Books
    1 Quiz
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Interview: Dr. Armetta on Literature and the Liberal Arts (Preview Content)

Interview with Dr. Flora Armetta 

  • The 7 liberal arts (grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy) do not include literature, so why do we study it?
    • Literature is a “playground for the liberal arts.”
      • We can look for recurring classical ideals.
      • Narratives from history and theology enable us to see and understand all other kinds of narratives (Plato, Virgil, Augustine, Dante, and the Bible).
    • How does literature have the capacity to speak to the larger human need for the 7 liberal arts?
      • Idea of the seeker (how can the wrong in the world be changed?)
      • Relationship with the natural world
      • Communion between body and soul
      • “The good, the true, and the beautiful.”
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