Students study events and trends of world history spanning 500 B.C.E. to 1991 C.E. Students learn how to write five to seven page research papers using MLA in-text citations and present the fruits of their research to the class. Reading materials include primary documents, textbooks and newspapers. Students are required to stay current with contemporary world events through credible journalistic sources.
Greek thought is an introductory philosophy class that introduces the works of the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The readings for the course primarily come from translations of primary source materials. Along with reading and discussing Plato’s Apology, students also explore selections from The Republic, The Symposium, and Phaedrus. The philosophy of Love is one of the central themes of this course, allowing students to explore ideas around this subject. In this class we endeavor to understand Greek philosophy in its historical context, as well as in terms of its potential relevance for contemporary times.
This course surveys Latin American History from pre-Columbian times to the present. Students are afforded an opportunity to explore and study the historical, political, religious, socio-economic and artistic development of the people, cultures, and nations of Latin America from ancient times up to the present. The course focuses on the study of indigenous cultures and civilizations and the impact of the European Exploration and conquests of the 15th and 16th centuries. The students investigate the consequent impact of the Columbine discovery, the colonial periods, revolutions, rise of dictatorships, and modern political movements in Latin America, including globalization and development.