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"Pride and Prejudice" by Austen: BerkeleyX Book Club - University of California

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Reading, discussing, and writing about Jane Austen’s 1813 novel of manners, Pride and PrejudiceWith this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Monica Cojocarescu
What I would highlight Hi, I might want to enlist for this course. Is it accurate to say that you will instruct it once more? Good luck, Monica Cojocarescu email address: canamonica@yahoo.com

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Course taken: October 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Ipshita Basu Guha
What I would highlight This is the foremost chance that I am a attending a book club that too an electronic one. The course content (Book) was accessible in electronic framework, in this way simple to convey and examine. Extra perusing material gave great nourishment to thought. The course supplier gets 5 stars since I could sit in India and appreciate being a piece of a universal book club. It was unbelievable couple of years back. Cherished it.

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

What you'll learn on the course

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice

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This course will explore Jane Austen’s 1813 novel of manners,  Pride and Prejudice. Although the story of the Bennet sisters takes place at the turn of the 19th century, it still fascinates modern readers. One of the most popular books in the English language, Pride and Prejudice consistently placing near the top of lists of "most loved books." Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of adaptations for film and stage--since 1940, there have been four TV and movie versions of this book, as well as a plethora of spin-off books, including Bridget Jones' Diary and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 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.

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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. She is an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, and travels frequently to speak about grammar, educational technology, writing, and instructor education, most recently to China, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also writes fiction, and her first novel, Too Late for Houston, will be published by Wayzgoose Press soon.