Intellectual Heritage A (Fall 2007)
The goal of this course is to introduce students to major works in poetry, drama, philosophy, religion, and literature that serve as the foundation to modern civilization. We will explore questions related to the nature of love, the meaning of life, the relationship between religion and morality, how the existence of evil is compatible with the existence of God, and whether we have reason to act morally. Students will gain familiarly with key texts that challenge them to evaluate some of their most fundamental beliefs. Grappling with the ideas presented in this course will help provide a foundation for the development of the intellectual independence of each student in the course.