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Open to students in grade(s): 11 12
|Ancient and Medieval Literature and Philosophy||2 Credits|
|Ancient and Medieval Literature and Philosophy/Honors||2 Credits|
Not Offered in 2013-2014
This course samples some of the landmark-texts that define the still-evolving cultures of East and West, from the ancient cradles of civilization in Mesopotamia, India, China, and Greece to the almost-modern medieval worlds of Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. Readings include epics, drama, poetry, prose, and religious writings. The course texts include the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Ramayana, Tao Te Ching, the Bacchae, Plato’s Symposium, The Tale of Genji, the Inferno and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Study and discussion will address both the texts and the historical periods that inspired them. By contrasting parallel readings from different cultural backgrounds, students will examine the values that are universal and the beliefs that distinguish the intellectual world.
Curriculum Map for Ancient and Medieval Literature and Philosophy