OSHR 1043 - Cross-Culture Connections from the Ancient World

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

What did the ancient Greeks have in common with the Chinese culture of Confucius? Are there echoes of ancient India in medieval Japanese culture? We will explore these ideas through readings and investigations into art, music, and social customs of various cultures of the ancient and medieval world.

The course will revisit familiar readings from Greek and Roman cultures as well as more unfamiliar readings from China, India, and Japan, all written at about the same time in history. Classes will include discussions that focus on some outside readings by the students as well as interactive activities and presentations by the instructor.

Reading: Lawall, Sarah; Gen. Ed., The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Beginnings to 1650, Third Edition, Package 1 (Vol. A,B,C) ISBN: 978-0-393-93365- 9 (Texts are sold new as a set of three, but can be bought separately used on Amazon.)

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.