Texts & Ideas

Course Structure

A menu of three-hour courses to be taken from the first year onward.

Learning Objectives

  • To engage in reading, writing and discussion about important ideas drawn from the study of important texts in a variety of areas—including, among others, literary texts, dramatic texts, sacred texts, historical texts, philosophical texts, and scientific texts.
  • To develop capacities for argument, interpretation, and aesthetic appreciation through engagement with these texts and ideas.

Learning Outcomes used for Assessment

  • Students will engage in reading, writing, and discussion about important ideas drawn from the study of important texts—including literary texts, dramatic texts, sacred texts, historical texts, philosophical texts, and scientific texts.
  • Students will develop capacities for argument, interpretation, and aesthetic appreciation through engagement with these texts and ideas.

Exemptions

Exemption after successful completion of at least 9 hours in the humanities, including most English; history; philosophy; religion; or literature courses taught in classical and modern languages.