Core in Summer Term @BU

CAS CC 102: Antiquity and the Medieval World

Second-semester Core Humanities focuses on ethical themes and questions from the Western and Eastern traditions, with a particular focus on the human connection to nature. The course includes Aristotle, Confucius, Lao-tzu, the Bhagavad-gita, Virgil, the Gospels, and the Divine Comedy. Students compare Biblical views of the best way of human life to the philosophic and literary views of the Classical world, look at the synthesis of the two in Dante, and examine both in contrast to the views of Asian thinkers. A study of Western and Asian art at the Museum of Fine Arts complements the coursework. Taught by Prof. Kyna Hamill of the Core Curriculum.

Click here to download a course syllabus in PDF format. A list of required textbooks is forthcoming.