19th Century Masterpieces:  Three Great Social Novels

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

19th Century Masterpieces

Fall 2018

Taught By: Margaret Boe Birns

Section: A

CRN: 6996

Credits: 3

This course examines three English novels, inspired stories of memorable characters caught in the web of their social circumstances, which still speak to us today: the fate of a child's heart in the wake of the Industrial Revolution; a romance in which pride and prejudice meet amid the "dark Satanic mills" of Manchester; and an insightful interrogation of marriage and "the new woman" as England enters the modern age at the close of the 19th century. Bringing imaginative color and emotional resonance to such timeless subjects as education, work, religion, social class, money, gender roles, love, marriage, morals, and manners, these novels also address a variety of social upheavals—political, economic, and cultural. Readings: Charles Dickens, Hard Times; Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South; George Gissing, The Odd Women.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:31am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: 12:00am - 12:00am

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/18/2018