Timeless topics, timeless texts. Through facilitated text-based discussion, we'll explore what classic authors have to say about sex and love and how it relates to us today. Selections are taken from Great Conversations 2, available from the Great Books Foundation bookstore. Students will read each selection and come to class prepared to engage actively in facilitated discussion. The selections this term are: The Story of Samson, from the Old Testament of the Bible; John Donne, Selected Poems; Edgar Allen Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher;" Christina Rossetti, "Goblin Market;" John Synge, "The Playboy of the Western World;" and Raymond Carver, "What We Talk About When We Talk of Love."Facilitated Discussion.