Humanities 10b. A Humanities Colloquium: From Joyce to Homer

Instructor: Louis Menand , Stephen Greenblatt , Leah Whittington
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am | Location: Boylston 110

2,500 years of essential works, taught by six professors. Humanities 10b is open only to students who completed Humanities 10a in Fall 2016. Humanities 10b includes works by Joyce, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Murasaki, Augustine, Virgil, Sophocles, and Homer. One 90-minute lecture plus a 90-minute discussion seminar led by the professors every week. Students continue to receive instruction in critical writing one hour a week, in writing labs and individual conferences. Students who take both Humanities 10a and 10b fulfill the College Writing Requirement. This is the only course outside of Expository Writing that satisfies that requirement. Students also have opportunities to visit cultural venues and attend musical and theatrical events in Cambridge or Boston.

Note: Most students take both semesters of Hum 10, but students who do not take 10b receive full credit for 10a. Hum 10a and 10b meets the General Education requirements for both Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding and Culture and Belief as well as the Expos requirement. The course is open only to freshmen. No auditors. The course may not be taken Pass/Fail.

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