The Western Classical Ideal

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Western Classical Ideal

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    An inter-disciplinary study of 5th century Athens in the famous classical age of ancient Greece which witnessed the rise of Western style democracy, arts, science, philosophy, and literature; history of the period as well as its important architectural and artistic remains; readings from Plato, Aeschylus, and Aristophanes; the myths of ancient Greece and new sciences and philosophies that came to
    characterize what is known as “the Age of the Greek Enlightenment”.

    Course Objectives:

    This course will introduce students to some of the fundamental elements of the European classical ideal as embodied in the arts of classical Greece. This study will not only contribute to the students’ understanding of Western culture in particular but will introduce the students to the studies of philosophy, art history, political history and to questions of amore generalized, trans-cultural value.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lecture
    • Discussion
    • Quiz

    Teaching Media:

    • Texts and Teaching Materials
    • Transparencies
    • Power Point Presentation


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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