(First semester/3 credits)
An introduction to philosophy from the ancient world to the Renaissance. This course aims to introduce students to Western civilization through a discussion of some of the significant primary philosophical texts from ancient and medieval Europe. Thinkers typically covered include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Cicero, Anselm and Aquinas. Topics may include social and political philosophy, ethics, epistemology, religion, metaphysics and philosophy of law.