Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hardest College Course Ever? 6,000 pages

Maybe there are some tougher classes out there. But you have to admit, the reading load for this one is pretty intense:
Poet W. H. Auden was a professor at the University of Michigan during the1941-42 academic year, teaching “Fate and the Individual in European Literature.” His syllabus required over 6,000 pages of reading including Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” Dostoevsky’s “The Brother’s Karamazov” and Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”

Which would be awesome, were it not required for a single college course.
The syllabus (first unearthed by the blog “more than 95 theses“) identifies the reading list as being for the “first semester…”

Nevertheless, 3,000 pages of Shakespeare and Sophocles in four months still sounds dense.
Sounds like a fantastic reading list!

Full story at The New York Daily News.

Source: College Fix

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