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Spring Term 2019 TOP: RELIGION DOSTVSKY & TOLST - 3981 - RUSS 315

Catalog Description : This course explores the works, thought, and impact of Fyodor Dostevsky and Lev Tolstoy. Possible topics include: Crimes and Punishments, Spirituality and Religion, History and Narrative, In the Writer's Laboratory. Taught in English. Russian majors and minors may participate in a two-unit tutorial in which discussions and some course readings will be in Russian. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Spring 2019: Religion in Dostoevesky and Tolstoy
The course concentrates on religion and spirituality as explored in literary and some non-fiction works by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Lev Tolstoy. Among the topics discussed are: the nature of God and the nature of humanity, the mystery of life and death, the nature of good and evil, the path/s to self-betterment and spiritual enlightenment, and the role of religion in life in general and in the Russian society of the late nineteenth century in particular. The course explores the role these authors played in the difficult discussions of their time and the impact they had on their contemporaries and followers.



Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Spring Term 2019

Instructors

Victoria Kononova

Course

RUSS 315

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: RELIGION DOSTVSKY & TOLST

Final Exam

 

CRN

3981

Status

Active

Class Time

01:50-03:00 MWF

Start-End Date

Mar 25, 2019-Jun 05, 2019

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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Maximum

Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

5