History and the Humanities II|
This two-semester course offers first-year students an opportunity to explore the humanities from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives, traditionally Western as well as global, and to make connections between humanistic learning and history. The course is a small discussion seminar in which primary source materials, or classic texts, are used exclusively. An effort will be made to examine the interrelationship of ideas in the different disciplines and to compare history, literary analysis, philosophy, and theory as modes of inquiry and as ways of thinking about documents and texts. The course thereby aims to provide students with the critical tools by which to analyze texts produced in the remote or recent past. The course also serves a related purpose: to familiarize students with the heritage of Western historical tradition and to impart knowledge of the crucial role of history and the humanities as a component in general education. Students may take Hist102 without having taken Hist101.
Writing will be addressed in the form of two short papers and a take-home final paper. The papers will assist in fostering strategies of argumentation based upon evidence derived from close readings of the texts.
Students will be expected to articulate and to defend their ideas within the colloquium format.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Montaigne, ESSAYS AND SELECTED WRITINGS Cervantes, DON QUIXOTE Shakespeare, KING LEAR Diderot, RAMEAU'S NEPHEW Rousseau, FIRST AND SECOND DISCOURSES Marx, COMMUNIST MANIFESTO Ibsen, HEDDA GABLER AND OTHER PLAYS Mann, BUDDENBROOKS Dostoevsky, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Nietzsche, THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS Hesse, DEMIAN Kafka, METAMORPHOSIS - THE PENAL COLONY Freud, CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two papers (2-5 pages) and take home final exam.
|Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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