HUMA 401W (02) - Introduction to Humanities

Introduction to Humanities

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 12983
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. Taking as its entry point a significant work, the course is organized by topics related to that work, selected and arranged to invoke lively intellectual debate among faculty and students alike. Group lectures by the three core humanities faculty members. The instructors teaching the course will provide material for smaller weekly discussion sections led by each of those faculty members. Requirements include lively discussions, papers, and examinations. Writing intensive. Not repeatable
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Equivalent(s): HUMA 401
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Paul Robertson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS G34
Additional Course Details: 

Humanities 401 takes as its title this semester: Power and Responsibility. How and why do we decide to live as we do? What is more important, the common good or individual life? What responsibilities are inherent in community membership? Who gets to have power in a group, and why? We will be exploring such questions with help from authors and works from Plato and The Bible, to ancient law codes and modern case studies.