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HUMN 103     Experience, Expression, and Exchange in Western Culture: Texts and Contexts of the Ancient World  (4)

This interdisciplinary course explores significant issues in Greco-Roman culture as well as the religious traditions of the Near East. It provides a critical introduction to cultural contexts and ideological tensions that have contributed to the construction of Western identities and civilizations. Through examination of selected textual and intellectual echoes over time, the course considers the changing reception and impact of controversies and debates that have not only shaped ideas of "the West" but continue to challenge and perplex human beings.

Women's and Gender Studies especially emphasized. Prerequisite: ARTH 103 or ARTH 104 or HUMN 102. ASIA 205 Modern...