This is a page from W. H. Auden’s one-semester course that he taught in the 1941-1942 school year at University of Michigan. There were 6,000 pages of reading.
I liked what a (non-academic) friend posted as a comment: “I had a professor tell me once that universities all knew the same ‘dirty secret’: that if you can read, you can teach yourself. Reading voraciously is the key. ‘By including such texts across disciplines – classical and modern literature, philosophy, music, anthropology, criticism – Auden seems to have aimed to educate his students deeply and broadly.'”
Image is from the NY Daily News.