Advanced Tutorial in Greek

Advanced Tutorial may be offered to students who, in consultation with the department and with its endorsement, wish to design an individualized course in Greek

Seminar: Sanskrit & Indian Lit

This course is designed for students interested in the history, literature, and legacy of ancient India. Beginning with the Sanskrit language—its rudiments, extent, and influence—we


“Silence is God’s first language; everything else is a poor translation.” Thomas Keating, DA ’40 At times, silence can communicate expression and thought clearly; at

Native America

Native people inhabited the Americas well before Europeans arrived on large ships in the 16th century. The contributions of Native cultures are inextricably tied to

Inside Out

Coming to Terms With Climate Change. This course will use non fiction, fiction, poetry and documentary film to establish an understanding of the origins and

Seeing Society

“Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we headed?” When scholars ask these questions about American society, the answers can take the

Mind, Meaning and Reality

This one-term course examines a wide range of philosophical questions and problems, drawing on both classical and contemporary readings. Students will be exposed to a

The Philosophy of Happiness

This course will examine a range of questions about the nature of happiness. What is happiness, and why does it matter? Is it the main

Introduction to Psychology

Would you rather go through life unable to remember, or unable to forget? What happens to a person if they are raised alone in a

Politics & Science of Memory

There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory

Campaigns & Elections

As the United States heads into its midterm elections, this course will put the headlines of the news cycle in historical perspective and challenge students

Understanding the Holocaust

The Nazi regime relied on long standing strains of anti Semitism as well as newer racial ideologies to gather support for their purposeful and highly