Do you want to read literature that explores the meaning of existence, of being a human who is born, lives, loves, creates, suffers, and dies? Do you want to understand work that is foundational to Western culture and has been read, re-read, and debated for millennia? Then this is the course for you! Modeled on Great Books Programs at universities around the nation, this course can be taken alone or in conjunction with parts I and III. Great Books II will cover works such as Augustine’s Confessions, Dante’s Inferno, Shakespeare’s Othello and King Lear, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. This course is designed for both English and non-English majors. Writing topics are flexible and projects will be designed, in consultation with the instructor, to accommodate your interests and expertise.