ENGLC 1301: The Classical Tradition

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The Classical Tradition lays the foundation for the rest of the core curriculum in English through a writing-intensive introduction to some of the most beautiful and life-altering poems and philosophical works of the Classical world. Students will engage primary texts in a manner that hone their capacity to ask good questions, to interpret carefully, to develop the interior life, and to experience reality in all of its multi-layered richness, realizing the relationship of beauty and ugliness to truth and falsity. Concluding with St. Augustine’s Confessions, the course immerses students in the ties and tension that exist between Christian revelation and classical culture.
Humanities Sequence Requirement: At least one course in the Foundations Sequence must be completed in order to register for this course.