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The Reed humanities curriculum places primary emphasis not upon information, important as that may be, but upon the development of disciplined thinking and writing through the interpretation of works of art, literature, or other means by which people have expressed themselves and ordered their lives, individually and socially. Courses acquaint students with poetry, drama, painting, sculpture, music, religion, philosophical systems, forms of political and social order, and historical works.

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From Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan: The Biggest Cities in the Ancient New World

Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan were the largest and best-documented cities in the New World, giving them an important role in the task of understanding ancient...

3/5 7:00pm
Fighting Prison Nation: The Nation of Islam's Challenge to Criminalization

Garrett Felber’s new book, Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the Carceral State (UNC Press, 2020), shows how...

3/10 4:45pm

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