"A Room with a View" by Forster: BerkeleyX Book Club - University of California



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Reading, discussing, and writing about the novel A Room with a View, by E.M. ForsterWith 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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A Room with a View

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A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E.M. Forster.  A Room with a View is a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. As Forster’s most romantic and optimistic book, A Room with a View is considered one of the top 100 English language novels of all times. An award-winning film adaptation of this novel came out in 1985. 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.