Theme coordinator: Dr. Martin Huld
The Ancients and Moderns theme provides an integrated introduction to the interaction of the principal civilizations of the Mediterranean basin--Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome--to form the "Classical Tradition" and the significance of that tradition for the understanding of Western and Islamic Civilization in general and the culture of the Americas in particular. Comparisons will be made with East Asian Civilization.
Students must choose theme courses outside of their major department/division/school unless a waiver has been approved by the General Education Subcommittee. One course from three areas: Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Social Sciences and Humanities (12 units required) must be completed. The courses in this theme are listed below.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics area: ASTR 360, CHEM 380N/HIST/PHIL 380, ENGR/TECH 383, NTRS 357
Social Sciences area: ANTH 355, (d)HIST 311, (d)POLS 348, (d)RELS 311
Humanities area: AAAS 350, CHS/ML 312, ENGL 381, PHIL 321
(d) denotes diversity courses which will satisfy both the upper division and diversity requirements.