Students will examine great thinkers of the East and the West, from ancient to modern times. Students will read selections from works such as the Bhagavad Gita and the I Ching as well as read excerpts by philosophers such as Buddha, Lao-Tse, Muhammed, Gandhi, Socrates, Locke, Rousseau, deBeauvoir, and Marx. All reading will be "on-line." Students will also use the Internet for discussion and course work, including research and other activities. A key theme of the course will be to examine the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western thinkers. Students will conclude the course with individual research and preparation of a project about a "thinker" of their choice.