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Humanities Program Courses

Humanities courses are each offered once during the academic year. HUM 3, 4, and 5 are also offered during each Summer Session.

Winter 2023 Booklists

Humanities 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece

Professor Booklist
Rodriguez Homer, The Odyssey
Sappho, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
New Oxford Annotated Bible (5th ed)
Aeschylus, The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
Plato, Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo
West Homer, The Odyssey
The Bible
Greek Tragedies I
Greek Tragedies 3
Four texts on Socrates: Plato's "Euthyphro", "Apology of Socrates", and "Crito" and Aristophanes' "Clouds"

Homer, The Odyssey
Margaret Atwood, The Pelenopiad
Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus
Euripides: Medea
The Dialogues of Plato, Volume 1: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Gorgias, Menexenus
The New Oxford Annotated Bible

Markman Aristophanes, Lysistrata
Euripides, Medea
Homer, The Odyssey
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures

Humanities 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Revolution (1660–1848)

Professor Booklist
Kontje Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics
Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (Penguin Classics
Voltaire, Candide, or Optimism
Rousseau, A Discourse on Inequality (Penguin Classics
Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Oxford
Watkins Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von The Sufferings of Young Werther
Locke, John Second Treatise of Government
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Basic Political Writings
Voltaire, Candide and Related Texts
Lyon Voltaire, Candide, or Optimism
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality
John Stuart, Mill On Liberty
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1831 Edition)