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Humanities 1. The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece

Winter 2024 Schedule

Please see the Schedule of Classes for a complete listing of days, times, and room locations for each lecture and section. The Schedule of Classes will also include the reading list for each instructor.

A00 Demetriou

Professor Denise Demetriou: Humanities 1 A00

Section  Teaching Assistant
A01 Emily Windham
A02 Emily Windham
A03 Bailey Sneed
A04 Bailey Sneed
A05 Emily Windham
A06 Emily Windham
A07 Chengfan Zhou
A08 Chengfan Zhou
A09 Vrutik Shah
A10 Vrutik Shah
A11 Kevin Westerfeld
A12 Kevin Westerfeld
A13 Riley Wilson
A14 Riley Wilson

B00 Rodriguez

Professor Bretton Rodriguez: Humanities 1 B00

Section  Teaching Assistant
B01 Kas Balsis
B02 Kas Balsis
B03 Teresa Diaz de Cossio
B04 Teresa Diaz de Cossio
B05 Kas Balsis
B06 Kas Balsis
B07 Matt Crum
B08 Matt Crum
B09 Matt Crum
B10 Scott Thiele
B11 Alessandro Seide
B12 Alessandro Seide
B13 Scott Thiele
B14 Scott Thiele
B15 Alessandro Seide
B16 Alessandro Seide

C00 West

Professor Geoffrey West: Humanities 1 C00

Section  Teaching Assistant
C01 Soumi Chakraborty
C02 Soumi Chakraborty
C03 Achyuth Esthuri
C04 Achyuth Esthuri
C05 David Aguila
C06 David Aguila
C09 Jonathan Martin
C10 Jonathan Martin
C11 Jonathan Martin
C12 Jonathan Martin
C13 Elena De Leo
C14 Elena De Leo
C15 Faron Ray
C16 Faron Ray

What Will I Read?

In HUM 1, we focus on texts from the Ancient Mediterranean that provide the intellectual foundation for the Western tradition. In particular, all courses include texts from the Ancient Greeks and Israelites. A few popular examples are:

  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Sappho, Poems and Fragments
  • Genesis 
  • Euripides, Medea
  • Plato, The Apology