HIST 317 The Western Intellectual Tradition

3 credits, Fall

Focuses on the role of ideas in the history of Western civilization and will trace the Western intellectual tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the classical, medieval, and modern world. The class will explore the seminal ideas of philosophical, religious, and political leaders. It will pay particular attention to the role of ideas as both cause and effect of other social, economic, and historical forces.

Prerequisite(s): A 100- or 200-level history class and ENG 152 or equivalent

General Education: Humanities

Alternate years: Odd-numbered