GISW HUM 1021 Humanities I: The Ancient, Classical and Medieval Worlds -- 3 unit(s)

Literature, philosophy, religion and the fine arts, integrated with the history of Western Civilization to 1300.

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Course syllabus
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Liberal Arts Core
Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 2. Civilizations and Cultures - A. Humanities. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Humanities distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Donna Maier, Professor

Kagan, D. The Western Heritage to 1527, Volume A. 2004/8th edition. Prentice Hall.

Additional Course Materials

"The Book of Job," in the Bible, any edition. Homer: The Iliad, Mentor Grene and Lattimore: Greek Tragedies. Volume 1. St. Augustines: The Confessions. translated by John K. Ryan, Doubleday. The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. translated by Betty Riece, Penguin.

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