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The Humanities Core consists of two tiers:

  1. Foundations: A foundational lecture course that leads you on an investigation of the ancient origins of world civilizations. 
  2. Traditions: A series of parallel tracks, each of which focuses on the literary, cultural, and philosophical traditions emanating from a region broadly construed, on a “Great Books” model. These tracks will consist of a three-course sequence; courses will primarily be offered as seminars. We are currently planning four tracks:
  • African
  • East Asian
  • European
  • Middle Eastern
While there are no prerequisites for any of the classes, you are encouraged to take the Traditions courses in sequential order during your freshman or sophomore year.

Minor and Certificate