IDS262 – Western Civilization and Culture II

Spring 2014

 

 

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Course Description

 

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)

Dr. Keith Tookey

Dr. Loren Logsdon

Dr. Erika Quinn

Ms. Meda Rives

Dr. Michael Toliver

Dr. Randy Kidd

Mr. Jason Zimmerman

 

Course Syllabus

MWF Sections

TTH Sections

 

PowerPoint Presentations

 

The Religious Unit

 

The Intellectual Unit

 

The Aesthetic Unit – part 1

The Aesthetic Unit – part 2

The Aesthetic Unit – part 3

The Aesthetic Unit – part 4

The Aesthetic Unit – part 5

The Aesthetic Unit – part 6

 

 

Essay Assignments

 

TBD

 

Reading Guides

 

If you’re using the first edition of the reader,

click here to access the reading guides for each reading.

 

Links

 

Music from the Aesthetic Unit

 

Watch Oedipus Rex

 

Ptolemy’s Epicycles

Check out this nice animation of the epicycles

Ptolemy describes in the Almagest.