TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE OF TOPICS
Humanities 2223 - The Humanities in Modern Western Cuture
Dr. Richard Voeltz


INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

The Humanities in the Renaissance and Reformation: The Origins of the Modern West?

The Western Humanities, Vol. II: Introduction, Why Study Cultural History? Chapters 11, 12, and 13

Readings in the Western Humanities, Vol. II: Since the purpose of this anthology is "to bring the student into contact with as many diverse and representative voices as possible," you will be responsible for all of the selections in each chapter. Some of the selections are quite brief so this should not prove to be a great burden. Some of the authors and their writings will receive close scrutiny in class discussion, others less so, and some may not be mentioned at all, but should be read nonetheless. In some cases specific reading assignments will be mentioned in class. Chapters 11, 12, and 13.

FIRST EXAM

The Humanities in Early Modern Europe: The Age of Reason

The Western Humanities, Vol. II, Chapters 14, 15, and 16

PLEASE try to read ALL selections from Chapters 14, 15, and 16 in Readings in the Western Humanities, Vol. II.

SECOND EXAM

The Humanities in the Nineteenth Century: The Masters of Suspicion

The Western Humanities, Vol. II, Chapters 17, 18, and 19

PLEASE try to read ALL selections from Chapters 17, 18, and 19 in Readings in the Western Humanities, Vol. II.

THIRD EXAM

The Humanities in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: Modernism and Postmodernism

The Western Humanities, Vol. II, Chapters 20 and 21

PLEASE try to read ALL selections from Chapters 20 and 21 in Readings in the Western Humanities, Vol. II.

The cinema as a Twentieth Century art form: Blade Runner (1982)

FINAL EXAM: Regularly Scheduled Final Exam Period

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