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Iona College Honors Program: Hon102 - Honors Humanities Seminar II (The Medieval Period)

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Portrait and Life of Chaucer, 16th Century. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Portrait and Life of Chaucer, 16th Century. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Giovanni Boccaccio, Portrait by Andrea del Castagno c 1450. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Giovanni Boccaccio, Portrait by Andrea del Castagno c 1450. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Dante c 1495 after Sandro Botticelli. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Dante c 1495 after Sandro Botticelli. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Hand-illustrated page from an early printed edition of Petrarch's Canzoniere before 1550. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Hand-illustrated page from an early printed edition of Petrarch's Canzoniere before 1550. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Scientist Paracelsus by Original P.P. Rubens, School of Metsys; Print Artist: Wenceslaus. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Scientist Paracelsus by Original P.P. Rubens, School of Metsys; Print Artist: Wenceslaus. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

About the Seminar

The Medieval Period

The Honors Humanities Seminar is part of the Honors Program's core curriculum. It is an interdisciplinary program which is designed to introduce students to the central concepts of philosophy, literature, history, and religious studies. The purpose of the course is to develop critical skills and qualities of mind necessary to a liberal education. This is done by introducing students to major writings in the humanities and by encouraging them to think about and discuss the ideas addressed in these works. This seminar involves mainly a multi-disciplinary exploration of the period. Honors 102 covers works from late Antiquity through the Middle Ages.

Literary Texts

Philosophical Texts

Natural Philosophy

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