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Humanities Core: Great Books, Big Ideas -- Europe, Middle Ages and Renaissance (DLCL 12, FRENCH 12, HUMCORE 12)

Subject: 
ENGLISH
112A

This three-quarter sequence asks big questions of major texts in the European and American tradition. What is a good life? How should society be organized? Who belongs? How should honor, love, sin, and similar abstractions govern our actions? What duty do we owe to the past and future? The second quarter focuses on the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity, Europe's re-acquaintance with classical antiquity and its first contacts with the New World. Authors include Dante, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Milton.

Requirements: 
WAY-A-II
English Degree Requirements: 
Core Sequence
Pre-1800 Historical
Graduate Course: 

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