Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)
This seminar will be devoted to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. A masterwork of American literature, this book has everything: revenge, obsession, free will, nature, insane bosses, diverse workplaces, chowder, and whales. We will explore all this and more. Our fall sessions will be devoted to reading and discussing the novel itself. In the spring, we will read other works that reflect or adapt some themes of Melville’s novel. The course assumes no prior experience with Melville or Moby Dick. It is designed for students who would like to read this great American novel before they finish school.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.