About the Class

In this class, we will study the literature, art, and philosophy of cultures around the world. This will include spending some time looking at the assumptions we make about ourselves, the rest of the world, and the similarities and differences between them.

I take a “modified inquiry” approach to World Humanities. That means that you will have the opportunity to choose many of the texts you study, based on your personal interests, and tailored to our general themes about world literature, art, philosophy, and culture. You will be responsible for finding texts that relate to those films and writing in response to them. I will also assign you texts to read, and we will have common readings and discussions.

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