Basic Program of Liberal Education

Courses

Quarter
Day(s)
Romans Alumni Course
BASC61133 Spring

Alumni Sequence: Romans Year I Alumni Sequence: Romans Year I

The Spring Seminar will explore Roman comedy and drama, starting with Roman comic novel, The Golden Ass, and Plautus’ comic play Manaechmi. Then we will read three plays connected with the myth of...

Civil War era cannon at Gettysburg
BASC64233 Spring

Alumni Sequence: The American Tradition Year II Alumni Sequence: The American Tradition Year II

Spring concludes the sequence, moving toward the twentieth century and more diverse perspectives as encountered in drama, literature, and philosophy.

Seminar Reading List:

1. Willa Cather. Death...

beyond modernity 3
BASC50125 Spring

Beyond Tradition III: The Crisis of Modernity: Apocalypse Beyond Tradition III: The Crisis of Modernity: Apocalypse

“Apocalypse” has become the term of art for expressing a sense of a historical ending, near or remote, terrible or redemptive. In this class, we explore this sense through a variety of classic texts...

Herodotus' history
BASC50071 Spring

Herodotus’s Histories Herodotus’s Histories

Herodotus is the great storyteller of the ancient world and also perhaps the first multiculturalist. His stated goal is to write so that “great and wonderful deeds would not go unsung.” He recounts...