Follow the rise of ancient and continental philosophy into critical contemporary thinking, at the European roots of wonder, reflection, and awe.

Gain a deeper understanding of critical, ethical, and existential issues that face us as individuals and societies: Love, fear, alienation, gender, identity, hope, destruction, life, and death. Partake in well-informed discussions on conflicting understandings regarding human nature, knowledge and thinking, health, and ultimately, the future of life on planet Earth.

Is This Program For You?

It’s a good fit if you study:

  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

All of our readings came alive in Athens on Study Tour. I loved spending a week reflecting about the power of love or death in the places where the great philosophers pondered the same questions.”

– Denae, Pacific Lutheran University

Core Courses