Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
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Course Description

The course addresses the first part (52 chapters) and second part (74 chapters) of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quijote de la Mancha. Learn about great universal values in dynamic scenarios, metaphors, adventures, and all the literary aspects of the novel. Win the 6 badges through the activities of the course.

Part I: Chapters 1-52

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Part II: Chapters 1-74

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18 Weeks (Part I)
18 Weeks (Part II)

5 hours per week

English / Español


Profesor Eric C. Graf

Eric Clifford Graf is a professor of literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has a PhD in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia (1997). He has worked at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Kershner Trading Group. He specializes in medieval and early modern Spain, the history of the novel, Renaissance studies, and literary, political, cultural, and economic theory. He is author of the book Cervantes and Modernity (Bucknell University Press, 2007). In addition to numerous academic essays on the poetry, theater, and narrative of Miguel de Cervantes, he has also published on The Poem of the Cid, Garcilaso de la Vega, Juan de Mariana, El Greco, San Juan de la Cruz, Pedro de Calderón, José de Cadalso, Vicente Aleixandre, Julio Cortázar, and Sigmund Freud.

Educational Resourses

Active participation leads to a meaningful experience in the course.

Our Students

Elin Babcock

The course is delightful and even though I am traveling, I will find connections to continue with it.
Barbara Oakley

The Don Quijote MOOC, which was the brainchild of the brilliant Giancarlo Ibarguen, is beautifully created by professor Eric Graf and the UFM video production team in both English and Spanish versions. This MOOC uses many of the vibrant teaching techniques that we at Learning How to Learn think are the best around.

Professor Graf highlights things that I would have NEVER realized. The religious and economic metaphors and comparisons are right under my nose and didn't see. This makes the novel all the more worthwhile as I begin to understand 17th century Spanish history

Contact us

This project has been made possible thanks to
a donation from the John Templeton Foundation
With additional support from the Earhart Foundation.

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