History and the Humanities II (FYS)|
This 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 various 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 HIST102F without having taken HIST101F.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(HIST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|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
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two papers (2-5 pages) and take home final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class will be graded on a pass/no pass basis and students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade of C+ (78.5) in order to pass the course. Students will receive letter grades on all assignments and, while invited to office hours at any time, will also be required to meet with the instructor once around mid-term to discuss progress in the course. In lieu of a final grade, students will receive written comments available also to her/his advisor; the instructor hopes the comments will serve as the basis for a conversation about intellectual growth and curiosity, objectives, and skills and their assessment.
|Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|