CLST Professor Josh Sosin's Spring Breakthrough

Monday, March 20, 2017

Josh Sosin spent spring break teaching an experimental Spring Breakthrough course on the trial of Socrates. Students read and discussed a number of speeches from Athenian trials, on issues of speech, religion, civic duty, generational conflict, and more, … all culminating in a rigorous discussion of Socrates’ defense against impiety charges. This was a magical opportunity to engage in rigorous, thoughtful, discussion and debate in a casual, social setting. Everyone ate a lot, talked a lot, laughed a lot, and learned from each other. There were even Legos and raclettes!