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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • Expresses Complex Ideas
  • Debates Conflicting Perspectives
  • Provides Historic Contexts

These courses explore life’s greatest questions by discussing classic and modern philosophers, psychology, and world religions. They develop skills to express complex ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and expose underlying assumptions.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Comparative Religion: From Christianity to Confucianism

Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.

From Mythos to Logos: The Emergence of Philosophy in Ancient Greece

Trace philosophy’s roots, from the myths of poets, through the pre-Socratic philosophers, to maturity in Athens with Plato and Aristotle.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: The Five Books of Moses (Torah)

Read the first five books of the Bible, tracing the processes by which they were formed and considering the multiple contexts that informed them.

Religion and Literature: From the Bible to James Baldwin

Explore themes—love, death, evil, suffering, and forgiveness—across religious and literary texts from the Western canon and beyond.

Topics in Ethics: Virtue, Duty, Goodness

Explore the roots of philosophical thought on the nature of morality through literary and philosophical writings.

An Introduction to Islamic History

Explore Islamic history during the first six centuries of its existence.

Women in the Ancient Near East

Using existing literature and art, explore women’s position in the sociopolitical sphere of the Ancient Near East.