HONR 2000: Ancient Legacies Fall 2016 Professor Laura Guerrero

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HONR 2000: Ancient Legacies
Professor Laura Guerrero
Fall 2016
The main purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to study
selected great works in the history of ideas from an interdisciplinary
perspective. This course will examine ancient thought through texts from a
variety of ancient traditions from around the globe, including ancient Greek,
Indian, and Chinese traditions. In addition to engaging students with these
different traditions of thought, another main goal of the course is to develop
strong critical thinking, writing, and rhetorical skills. In order to foster these
skills the course will be conducted in a seminar style where students will be
encouraged and expected to participate actively in in-class discussions and
then use those discussions to develop their thinking in writing.
Reading List:
Plato, Five Dialogues
Bhagavad Gita.
Dhammapada.
Shantideva, Bodhicaryavatara.
Confucius, Analects.
Chuang-tzu
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