This class is an advanced seminar. You are required and expected to attend every class meeting and to be prepared. Reading the texts is only the bare minimum preparation, and is, on its own, not sufficient. For the main text, The Letter on Humanism, you are expected to read it in its entirety at least twice during the first two weeks of the semester. You are then to re-read it as we go through it. There will be other texts to read during the semester. You need to allot a substantial amount of time to read these texts. This is essential. The seminar format requires that you not only read, but also engage with these texts before you come to class.
View the syllabus here.