20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.23. BAL - GREAT IDEAS

BAL 1113

Great Ideas of Western Civilization 

3 Hours

This course introduces students to the intellectual foundations of Western Civilization and the study of the humanities. It surveys the major ideas that dominate Western Civilization from the ancient to the modern world, providing students with an outline of major historical movements of thought and an encounter with some of the principal works of philosophy, religion, literature, arts, and history that form the Western intellectual tradition. It provides students with the concepts needed to succeed in the courses that make up the humanities portion of the general education core curriculum.  CROSS-LISTED WITH HIS 1113

 

BAL 2113

Great Ideas in Phil Lit & Social Science: Psychology, Philosophy, Literature and Film

3 Hours

This course examines the intriguing relationships between literature, film and 20th century psychology and philosophy (notably Freud, Jung and and/or Existential Philosophy). Students will apply short readings in psychology and philosophy to works of fiction and films. CROSS-LISTED WITH LIT 2133

 

 

BAL 3123

Great Ideas in Phil Lit & Social Science: History of Satire

3 Hours

Introduction to Satire, a 2500-year retrospective seeking to shed light on the present political/social/psychological landscape in terms of the best satirists of Western Civilization: Aristophanes, Juvenal, Rabelais, Voltaire, Swift, Twain, Orwell, Huxley and others.  Prerequisite: ENG 1213.  CROSS LISTED WITH LIT 3133

 

BAL 4994

Capstone in Liberal Arts

4 Hours

Employing the student’s course transcript as a guide and a faculty mentor, the Liberal Arts capstone project is designed to focus on a student-centered personal synthesis of all those seminal courses that have shaped the student’s academic identity over four years -- whether the project be academic, creative or applied. The capstone project provides ample latitude for a student to follow her passion to explore and create a product or learn something new in the student’s field.   4 Credits Taken in the last semester.