World Masterpieces of the Western Tradition

World Masterpieces of the Western Tradition

Fall Semester

Prof. Uri S. Cohen-

T.A: Ms. Hagar Hayu-

Office Hours: by appointment


Short description:

The course will provide an introduction to the major literary masterpieces of the Western world and a sustained practice of close reading in them. The course will provide encounters with the major classics of the Western tradition from Greece to Rome through the Middle Ages and up to the Renaissance.



For students on the Liberal Arts program:

Mid Term: Take-home exam (15%)

Final requirement: Take-home exam (85%)

International and OSP students:

Mid Term: Take-home exam (15%) 

Extra assignment: Short paper (20%)

Final requirement: Take-home exam (65%)



Attendance is mandatory. Students are permitted a maximum of three unexcused absences without penalty. Any additional absences will affect the final grade and may result in failure of the course.


Academic conduct:

Plagiarism is taken extremely seriously. Any instance of academic misconduct which includes: submitting someone else’s work as your own; failure to accurately cite sources; taking words from another source without using quotation marks; submission of work for which you have previously received credit; working in a group for individual assignments; using unauthorized materials in an exam and sharing your work with other students, will result in failure of the assignment and will likely lead to further disciplinary measures.

Additional requirements:

Students are required to participate actively in class and to read the course materials regularly.

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