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"Dracula" by Stoker: BerkeleyX Book Club - Berkeley

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Reading, discussing, and writing about Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Dracula. The following course, offered by Edx, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

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William Giovinazzo
What I would highlight This is one of a few book club classes that I took by Ms. Sokokil. She makes an awesome showing with regards to these classes, yet I need to state this was may be my top pick. Unquestionably ought to do this class in the event that you find the opportunity.

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Course taken: October 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Bram Stoker

Course programme

This course will explore Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic vampire novel, Dracula, which is famous for introducing the vampire Count Dracula. This is the story of Dracula's move from Transylvania to England to find new blood and spread the curse of the undead. It also introduces the now-famous character of Professor Abraham Van Helsing. The novel Dracula is categorized in many different ways: vampire, horror, and gothic fiction. It also addresses concepts such as women in Victorian culture, colonialism, sexuality, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker was not the first writer to tell the story of a vampire, he is credited for giving the vampire its modern form. This story has been adapted to many different forms in film and theater. Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.

What you'll learn
  • Read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence
  • Background information for understanding the text
  • Vocabulary and language support

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Maggie Sokolik Dr. Sokolik received her Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. After her Ph.D., she did post-doctoral work in Paris, France, and has been a faculty member at Harvard University, MIT, Texas A&M, and Northern Arizona University. She has taught writing and technical communication at UC Berkeley since 1992, and is currently Director of College Writing Programs. She is the author of over twenty ESL and composition textbooks.