IDS262 – Western Civilization and Culture II
This course is structured around a consideration of fundamental cultural questions that speak to present Western culture and have animated Western civilization from its beginning. Students will read and interpret original texts and other cultural artifacts that address these questions. Students will make connections between the liberal arts and science disciplines, as well as between the various aspects of culture in the major stages of Western civilization. This semester will focus on religious, intellectual, and aesthetic questions.
The Civ Team
Dr. Scott Hemmenway (coordinator)
If you’re using the first edition of the reader,
click here to access the reading guides for each reading.
Check out this nice animation of the epicycles
Ptolemy describes in the Almagest.