This course provides an intensive introduction to critical analysis at the college level for first-year students. Students examine important primary texts from a number of world cultures and historical periods. The course's primary concern is to develop students' ability to analyze texts and to express their ideas about these texts and about the issues they raise. The course is required of all first-year students.
Intensive reading and analysis of important primary texts dealing with basic issues of human existence. Strong emphasis on discussion and writing. To be taken in consecutive semesters during the first year.