Good Humanities/World Civ Courses for Science Major?

<p>What are some good Humanities/World Civ courses to take for science majors? ones that aren't too challenging/don't take too much time/fun? or good professors? </p>


<p>Given that there are hundreds of options to choose from, why don't you tell us a little more about your interests so that we can make a valuable recommendation?</p>

<p>maybe philosophy. anyone know anything about intro to philosophy with kober or intro to religion with O'Leary?</p>

<p>I hear that the philosophy department is spectacular. Moreover, you certainly won't be the only sciences major there. Tufts is just that kind of place :-)</p>

<p>Philosophy = my favorite + the best.
For next semester I suggest Susan Russinoff's section of Phil 1, Daniel Dennett's Language & Mind (Phil 3), and you might REALLY like Patrick Forber's Biology & Humanity (Phil 11). Forber is a real cool, young guy with degrees in both philosophy and evolutionary biology from Stanford, so he's smart as hell.<br>
In general, great phil professors are Susan Russinoff (logic, critical thinking, decision theory), Erin Kelly (philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, morality, justice), Jody Azzouni (metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics), Patrick Forber (philosophy of probability, rational choice, decision theory, game theory, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology), and Daniel Dennett (philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of psychology, militant atheism).<br>
If you're interested in political philosophy, the political science department boasts phil courses by the excellent (and at least half-crazed) Robert Devigne (modern political thought, Nietzsche, Strauss, liberalism, neoconservatism) as well as Ioannis Evrigenis (classical and medieval political philosophy, nationalism) and Dennis Rasmussen (Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment thought), who's new but quite good.</p>

<p>I've never taken a class with O'Leary, but as a Catholic I've heard his homilies many times. I like him a lot, he's very smart and very concerned with his students. A religion class is not going to be extremely similar to a philosophy class, though.</p>

<p>^^^ Especially with Father O'Leary, who holds a PhD in medical ethics and philosophy.</p>