The Humanities Core consists of two tiers:
- Foundations: A foundational lecture course that leads you on an investigation of the ancient origins of world civilizations.
- 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:
- East Asian
- 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.