The first five classes will focus on a number of Holmes stories, chosen partly in terms of the background of those enrolled and the interests of the teachers. Typically, we will prepare PowerPoint presentations on these stories and have discussions of the content and structure of the stories. This year we will devote the last two sessions to a Holmes look-a-like, Gregory House, the featured figure in “House, M.D.,” a TV show that ran from 2004 to 2012 and that for one year was the most watched TV show in the world. We believe that considering these shows will provide a fresh perspective on the Holmes stories. Students will need access to any complete edition of the 60 Sherlock Holmes stories.