first-year course sequence investigates narratives of the self.
Among the topics that students will consider are a variety of
fictional and philosophical constructions of the self, the
relationships of memory to personal identity, and the
disjunction or harmony between public and private selves. The
authors considered in the courses may include Homer, Socrates,
St. Augustine, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Cervantes,
Lao Tsu, Nietzsche, and Toni Morrison.