HUM 216 – HUM 217 (LA, HA)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: History, Philosophy, Religion, Literature and the Arts

Jeff Dolven (English), coordinator, Katie Chenoweth (French and Italian), Denis Feeney (Classics), Daniel Heller-Roazen (Comparative Literature), Moulie Vidas (Religion)

Humanistic Studies 216-219 is an intensive yearlong exploration of the landmark achievements of the Western intellectual tradition. With a team of faculty drawn from across the humanities and social sciences, students examine pivotal texts, events, and artifacts of European civilization from antiquity forward. The course is enhanced by guest lectures from preeminent scholars and by excursions to museums and performances. Our themes are the great ones, ethics, politics, beauty, truth, and–in a year when Princeton will make a formal reckoning with its historical debts to slavery–European legacies of bondage and freedom.

View this course on the Registrar’s website: HUM 216 | HUM 217