Human Thought and Culture I: Ancient to Medieval
This course begins an interdisciplinary survey of Western civilization in its global context. We will examine the variety of ways literate humans have grasped the human tasks of governance, moral obligation, artistic expression, and relationship to transcendence from our beginnings to the medieval period. Our purpose will be to appreciate the commonality and diversity among various cultures in their own terms and to respond critically to them. Communication and critical thinking skills continue to be emphasized: formal writing, research strategies, discussion, argumentation, and analysis. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; This course is required of all students. Students are not permitted to withdraw from this course. Offered annually in the Fall semester.