HIST 317 The Western Intellectual Tradition

3 credits, Fall (offered as needed)

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. This course will explore the seminal ideas of philosophical, religious, and political leaders. Students 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