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Great Novels You Always Meant to Read

In March 2011 Updates on May 1, 2016 at 1:02 am

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study.

Starting on June 1, 2016, Thaïs will teach a 10-week literature course entitled, “Great Novels You Always Meant to Read.” This course will be live and in-person at UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown San Francisco Campus.

Read some of most influential novels in the Western canon while examining their rich social, historical and literary contexts. Appropriate for both first-time and repeat readers, this course encourages students to take part in lively group discussions of classic books. Thaïs will provide specific historical, biographical and critical backgrounds on each text and author.

Required reading materials include:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

Course Fee: $575.00

Students can click here to enroll and find out more information.