As I mentioned last week in my post on Socratic Teaching, I’m leading an honors seminar this fall on the perennialist school. This is the first time, I might add, that I’ve offered such a course at the undergraduate level, and I’m doing so, at the request of a few upperclassmen, with some reservations.

You’re not alone: several other regular readers of this weblog have also asked about the course, and specifically about what I’m having the students read. Here, to answer these questions, is the syllabus, and here’s the front matter (including the table of contents) for the collection of readings I’ve assembled.

Yes—I’ll go ahead and anticipate your response!—it is indeed a dense and demanding set of assignments, especially given the fact that seven of the twelve students are freshmen. Am I expecting too much? Well, we’ll see. Ask me again in December.