Honors | Ideas and Human Experience - Ancient
H211 | 0004 | Caswell


2:30P-3:45P    MW    FR C236
This section primarily for Forest, Read Residents.
This section is an Intensive Writing course and requires registration in
COAS W333.

In this class we read, talk, and write. We read to understand ideas that
have been influential in Western thought over the past 3000 years; we talk
to compare our understanding with those of others in the class, and we
write to apply that understanding to a problem. I can't predict whether
this activity and these texts will have any cultural significance for you,
but the class is challenging and seldom dull. Here are the texts:
The Bible, Genesis: 1-3; Paul's Letter to the Romans: 1-8 (any
translation); Plato, Republic; (Robin Waterfield edition); Euripides,
Medea and Other Plays; (Vellacott edition); Virgil, Aeneid, (Fitzgerald
edition); Augustine, Confessions, (Pine-Coffin edition); Dante, Inferno,
(Musa edition); Boccacci, Decameron, (Bondanella edition); Machiavelli,
The Portable Machiavelli, (Bondanella edition); Galileo, Discoveries and
Opinions of Galileo, (Drake edition).