Colloquium (COL) Courses

COL-401 Important Books

Students read and discuss a dozen or more intellectually significant or historically influential books (or parts of books), led by professors from various departments. The class meets one evening each week. The grade is based solely on participation in class discussion, and enrollment is limited to 15. COL-401 (fall semester) discusses classical, medieval, and Renaissance texts; COL-402 (spring semester) discusses texts from the modern period. All seniors may apply for COL-402, including those who have taken and those who have not taken COL-401. Prerequisites: A brief paragraph of application, and the coordinators' permission to register.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, History/Philosophy/Religion

COL-402 Important Books

Students read and discuss a dozen or more intellectually significant or historically influential books (or parts of books), led by professors from various departments. The class meets one evening each week. The grade is based solely on participation in class discussion, and enrollment is limited to 15. COL-401 (fall semester) discusses classical, medieval, and Renaissance texts; COL-402 (spring semester) discusses texts from the modern period. All seniors may apply for COL-402, including those who have taken and those who have not taken COL-401. Prerequisites: A brief paragraph of application, and the coordinators' permission to register.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, History/Philosophy/Religion