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Spring 2014-2015
* HUM 470 / POL 415 (LA)   na, npdf

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities - Adventures in Ideas

Robert P. George
Cornel R. West

In this seminar, we will consider writings by influential ancient and modern thinkers who have reflected on the meaning of human existence and the terms of social and political life. We propose a fresh look at each work we engage, taking the text on its own merits and abstaining from the examination of secondary sources.

Sample reading list:
Sophocles, Antigone
Plato, Apology, Euthyphro, Crito
St. Augustine, Confessions
J.S. Mill, On Liberty
John Dewey, A Common Faith
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Reading/Writing assignments:
Three short papers over the course of the semester engaging issues in the readings.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Reserved Seats:
Open to POL Concentrators Only 5
Sophomores Only 3
Juniors Only 4
HUM Certificate Students Only 6


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41233 S01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:18 Limit:18 Closed