DAS 300 - The Great Conversation - Primary Texts Core Course
This team-taught course provides Primary Texts Certificate and other interested students with the intellectual equipment needed to access primary texts throughout the curriculum in Arts and Sciences, including instruction on techniques of careful reading of complex and multidimensional works. Students will learn how great ideas in fields ranging from philosophy to literature to science can be traced through history, and how thinkers from other eras respond to and argue with thinkers from the past, using their arguments as the foundation and/or proving ground for their own ideas. They will come away with a better ability to read and appreciate the significance of primary texts that they will encounter in their other classes and throughout their lives. This course will be required for all new students entering the program, and counts for Honors credit.