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

Instructor: Louis Menand , Stephen Greenblatt
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am | Location: Boylston 110 (Fong Auditorium)

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 also have opportunities to visit cultural venues and attend musical and theatrical events in Cambridge or Boston.

Note: The course is open only to freshmen who have completed Humanities 10a. Students who take both semesters of Humanities 10 fulfill the College Writing Requirement. This is the only course outside of Expository Writing that satisfies that requirement. Students who take Humanities 10b also meet the General Education divisional requirement in Arts and Humanities. No auditors. The course may not be taken Pass/Fail. Only students who have satisfactorily completed the Fall 2017 term of Hum 10a are eligible to enroll in Hum 10b. 

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