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2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intellectual Heritage

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Intellectual Heritage aims to broaden students’ bases of knowledge upon which judgments about themselves and society are made. The courses examine the foundations of modern thought by studying interrelationships among ideas, events, attitudes, values, and artifacts produced within various cultures, past and present, as revealed through the reading of primary sources. Though varying in period and focus, all Intellectual Heritage courses introduce students to the concept of modernity and its historical development by systematically exposing them to fundamental ideas and epochal events that have helped to shape our contemporary view of the world and our place in it.

Although Intellectual Heritage is taught by faculty members from across the University, the following instructors regularly teach in the program.


Barbara Bendl, MEd
Lecturer in Mathematics

Robert Boughner, PhD
Professor of Classics

Ruth Crispin, PhD
Professor of Spanish

Michael Dockray, MA
Lecturer in English

Anne Marie Flanagan, PhD
Associate Professor of English

Christine Flanagan, MFA
Associate Professor of English

Peter Hoffer, PhD
Professor of German

Robert Manbeck, MA
Distinguished Assistant Professor of English

Kevin C. Murphy, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Chair, Department of Humanities

Roy Robson, PhD
Professor of History 

Samuel Talcott, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

David Traxel, PhD
Professor of History

For more detailed faculty information, see faculty list under Department of Humanities.

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