Templeton Courses – Dr. Phillip Cary

HON 160  Western Civilization 1: Greece and Rome (3 credits)

This course is the first in a four-course series in which we will read and discuss some of the books which made us who we are, so that we may understand ourselves and our world better. This first course investigates how the Bible was joined by the traditions of Greek and Roman thought and literature to lay a foundation for Western thought and culture. Assuming a knowledge of the Bible, we begin by reading great writers of ancient Greece and Rome, then examine how Augustine used, modified and criticized these writers in forming the tradition of Western Christian thought. (GE indicator addressed: Knowledgeable about the Western Tradition)