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HUMN520 - Antiquity and Medieval World

 

This course addresses the possibility of the existence of a proper way or path through life. The course topics address works from history’s most esteemed authors. Included among the topics are Aristotle, seminal works of art and literature from the Far and Middle East, the Hellenistic world, and the Roman Empire. Religious issues of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity are covered in depth. Readings for this course include: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; Confucius' Analects; Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching; The Bhagavad Gita; Epictetus' The Encheridion; Virgil's Aeneid; The Bible; and Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradisio.

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Purgatorio-Available free online at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8795
ISBN: 9780385497008
Publication Info: Anchor Press
Author: Dante / Hollander, Jean (Ed.) / Hollander, Robert (Ed.)
Unit Cost: $22.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: The Romance of Tristan
ISBN: 9780140442304
Publication Info: Penguin Books, Inc.
Author: Beroul / Fredrick, Alan S. (Translator)
Unit Cost: $15.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Consolation of Philosophy - available free online at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14328
ISBN: 9780199540549
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Boethius / Walsch, P.J.
Unit Cost: $16.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Beowulf : A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition- Available free online
ISBN: 9780393320978
Publication Info: W.W. Norton & Co.
Author: Heaney, Seamus (Translator)
Unit Cost: $17.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Wanderer- this text is recommended but not required (available online- http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/oewand.htm) (hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780859892612
Publication Info: University of Exeter Press
Author: Leslie
Unit Cost: $24.95
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Dead Sea Scrolls : A New Translation (available online- http://www.thechristianidentityforum.net/downloads/Complete-Scrolls.pdf)
ISBN: 9780060766627
Publication Info: Harpercollins College Division
Author: Wise, Michael O. / Abegg, Martin G.
Unit Cost: $28.39
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Dream Visions and Other Poems - free e-book available online
ISBN: 9780393925883
Publication Info: W.W. Norton
Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Unit Cost: $23.42
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A