• HUM 101  World of Ideas: The Ancient World (IT)

    Introduction to the great thinkers of the ancient world, including sacred and secular poetry and prose, and to ancient art and architecture. Offered annually.


  • PHIL 280 History of Ancient Philosophy (IT)

    Survey of the development of philosophy from Thales to the early Roman philosophers, with emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one course in philosophy. Offered each fall.

Political Science

  • PSCI 315 Classical Political Thought: Democracy in Athens and America (IT, W)

    This course uses Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, the dialogues of Plato, and the plays of Sophocles and Aristophanes to examine the values and ideals of Athenian democracy. The American case is used to spur debate. Issues addressed include: the rules of war, realist and constructivist views of power, and the merits of democratic participation. Offered in alternate years.