Teaching History and Sample Syllabi

North Central College
Courses taught in the Shimer Great Books School:

  • Integrative Studies: Ancient Mesopotamia to Classical Athens (link)
  • Integrative Studies: Classical Rome to Middle Ages (link)
  • Integrative Studies: Renaissance, Reform, Enlightenment (PDF)
  • Integrative Studies: Romanticism to the World Today (planned)
  • Humanities: Critical Assessment in the Humanities (planned)

Other courses:

  • Deals With the Devil (first-year seminar, planned)

Shimer College

  • Humanities 1: Art and Music (syllabus)
  • Humanities 2: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction (syllabus)
  • Humanities 3: Philosophy and Theology (syllabus)
  • Humanities 4: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities (syllabus)
  • Integrative Studies 3: Nature and Culture I (syllabus)
  • Integrative Studies 4: Nature and Culture II (syllabus)
  • Integrative Studies 5: History and Philosophy of Western Civilization I (syllabus)
  • Integrative Studies 6: History and Philosophy of Western Civilization II (syllabus)
  • Social Sciences 1: Society, Culture, and Personality (syllabus)
  • Social Sciences 2: The Western Political Tradition (syllabus)
  • Social Sciences 4: Social Perspectives and Social Action (syllabus)
  • Elective: The Devil in Christian Thought (syllabus)
  • Elective: Introduction to Islamic Thought (syllabus)
  • Elective: Reading the Qur’an (syllabus)
  • Elective: Heidegger’s Being and Time (syllabus)
  • Tutorial: Heidegger’s Middle Period (syllabus)
  • Tutorial: Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (syllabus)
  • Tutorial: New Testament Epistles (syllabus)

Kalamazoo College

Chicago Theological Seminary

  • Theology and Politics of the Devil (graduate seminar; syllabus)
  • Agamben (doctoral-level tutorial)
  • Lacan (doctoral-level tutorial)
  • Political Theology (doctoral-level tutorial)