Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Member of Honor College.
Requirement Designation:
Humanities Exploration
Honors 2111 is taught by a literary historian and a historian of science, who will bring their varying perspectives to the large questions of human existence as first framed from 3000 BCE to the Roman empire. Important topics will include the benefits of change vs. stasis, the origins of substances and life, competing and changes bases for authority and claims to truth, and the way human social structures and values shape pursuit of knowledge about the natural world. This class is the first in a series of three semester-long classes that will look broadly at the kinds of questions scientists and humanists ask and the limitations of both.