Greek Civilization: Plato’s Republic and Its Interlocutors
This course is a survey of Plato’s Republic and the works of some of Plato’s contemporaries.
Medieval Literature and Culture: Forms of Love
This course traces the development of Medieval literary forms and movements, with a focus on poetics.
Renaissance Art and Thought: Renaissance Florence
Students in the third core course study the development of Renaissance art, focusing on the city of Florence and incorporating a number of museum visits throughout Berlin.
Early Modern Science
Early Modern Science lays out the evolution of scientific thought, concentrating on prominent Enlightenment thinkers such as René Descartes and Francis Bacon.
Origins of Political Economy
Students explore another side of Enlightenment intellectual thought - the study of statecraft and the intertwining of economic and political theory.
In the final core course, students embark on a thorough analysis of one of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th Century: James Joyce’s Ulysses.