Further Engagements

IDS 2014, Fall 2016
Cowgill 105
TTH 6:00 - 7:15 pm


John Svarlien, Jack Furlong, Meg Upchurch, Simonetta Cochis,
Ken Slepyan, Eva Csuhai, Ryan Stuffelbeam, Seamus Carey

Required texts:

Plato, Gorgias
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Charles Darwin, On The Origin of Species
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Karel Capek, R.U.R.
Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

Course Description:

Significant works are read and discussed in a leisurely, but reflective atmosphere. The aim is not to "get somewhere" or to "make a point," but truly to inquire together and mutually explore how a text works and what it says about the world and humans living in it.


Grades are pass/fail and exams are oral. Orals will give you an opportunity to show how well you have learned to engage with, and think deeply about, the texts read during the course.