Core in Summer Term @BU

CAS CC 101: Ancient Worlds

First-semester Core Humanities begins in the ancient Near East with the origins of Mesopotamian civilization and the Hebrew Bible. Continues with an overview of the beginning and development of Greek civilization and careful study of Homer, Greek tragedy, and Plato. Students also examine architecture and the visual arts, with a study of the Parthenon and its role in Athenian Imperialism. Taught by Prof. Sassan Tabatabai of the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.

Core Summer Humanities seminars are enriched by community activities including a weekly free lunch, open to faculty, students from other Core classes, and alumni in the Boston area; trips to the Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard Art Museums; guest speakers; and focused writing support from the Core Writing Fellows.

A course syllabus in PDF format and list of required textbooks will be available here by mid-May. In the meantime, students can get a sense of the course content by referring to the Fall 2015 syllabus for CC 101.