World Texts & Interpretations (HASS)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Human beings tell stories as a way to understand ourselves and our world. Some of these stories have endured for centuries and spread far beyond their locus of origin. They raise questions that resonate with our lives even today. World Texts & Interpretations equips students with critical reading, thinking, and writing skills by engaging with the richness of these classic texts. We’ll learn to identify the connections between various texts and between thinkers from throughout history - from ancient China and Greece to contemporary Singapore. We will explore different ways of reading and interpreting classic texts as we develop our own interpretations.