European Intellectual History Since the Renaissance- Service Learning|
Spring 2017 not offered
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
This class will examine some of the major texts in Western thought since the Renaissance. Emphasis will be placed on close reading and analysis of the texts.
This course is designed for Service Learning. Students in this course will read short selections about Aging, meet with a specific senior citizen to talk about the books we are reading for class (5 times in the semester), and write 2-page papers responding to those meetings. Otherwise, both History 216L and History 216 will have the same class requirements.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Plato, THE REPUBLIC (Hackett)
Aristotle, POLITICS (Hackett) and NICOMACHEAN ETHICS (Hackett)
Lucretius, ON THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE (Oxford World's Classics, the Ronald Melville verse translation only)
Jonathan Swift, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (Oxford World's Classics)
Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DIDEROT (Chicago)
Mary Wollstonecraft, A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN (Penguin Classics)
Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? Perpetual Peace. Is the Human Race Constantly Improving? Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History. (All in one book entitled WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? Published by Penguin Great Ideas)
Friedrich Nietzsche, ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE OF HISTORY FOR LIFE (Hackett Classics)
Sigmund Freud, CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS (Norton)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly 2-page reading notes, three 5-page papers, and midterm and final exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All students not in COL must take this class for a letter grade.