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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.

Fall 2022 Booklists

Humanities 3: Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe

Professor Booklist
Geoffrey West Thomas More, Three Early Modern Utopias, 9780199537990
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Poems, Protest, and a Dream, 9780140447033
Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 9780140446029
William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 9780143130239
Margaret Cavendish, Blazing World, 9780140433722
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 9780375757969
Tatiana Zavodny William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 9780143128564
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 9780375757969
Moderata Fonte, The Merits of Women, 9780226550633
Patrick Patterson Thomas More, Utopia w/Erasmus' The Sileni of Alcibaides, 9780872203761
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 9780199535699
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 9780812969122
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 9780872201774
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 9780199535743 
Antony Lyon Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 9780199535699
Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition, 9780142437070
Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 9780140446043
Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 9780140446456
Juana Inés, Selected Works, 9780393351880
William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 9780143130239
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 9780375757969


Spring 2022 Booklists

Humanities 2: Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages

Professor Booklist
Stanley Chodorow Holy Bible, RSV (any)
Virgil, Aeneid tr. Mandelbaum (Penguin), 9780553210415
Augustine, Confessions tr. Ruden (Modern Library), 9780812986488
Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival tr. Edwards (Oxford World's Classics), 9780192806154
Dante, The Divine Comedy tr. Ciardi, New American Library, 9780451208637
Geoffrey West Virgil, Aeneid tr. Mandelbaum (Random House), 9780553210415
Lucretius, On The Nature of Things tr. Melville (Oxford), 9780199555147
Bible, NRSV (any)
Augustine, Confessions tr. Boulding (Knopf Doubleday), 9780375700217
Beowulf tr. Heaney (Norton), 9780393320978
Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (Penguin), 9780140424386
Dante, The Divine Comedy (Oxford), 9780199535644
Edward Watts Virgil, The Aeneid tr. Fagles (Penguin), 9780143105138
New Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version (Oxford), 9780190276072
Plutarch, Lives, Volume VII tr. Perrin (Harvard University Press), 9780674991101
Einhard, Notker the Stammerer, Two Lives of Charlemagne (Penguin), 9780140455052
Kristina Markman Bible, New Revised Standard Version (any)
Dante, The Portable Dante tr. Musa (Penguin), 9780142437544
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tr. Armitage (Norton), 9780393334159
Travels of Sir. John Mandeville tr. C.W.R.D. Moseley (Penguin), 9780141441436
Virgil, Aeneid tr. Fagles (Penguin), 9780143106296

Humanities 5: Modern Culture

Professor Booklist
Michael Caldwell Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 (Dover), 9780486455617
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground tr. Pevear (Vintage), 9780679734529
Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex tr. Borde & Malovany-Chevallier (Penguin), 9780307277787
W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (Dover), 9780486280417
Mat Johnson, Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery illu. Warren Pleece (Penguin), 9781506705644
Jericho Brown, The New Testament (Copper Canyon), 9781556594571
Antony Lyon George Orwell, Road to Wigan Pier Mariner (HMH) 9780156767507
Albert Camus, The Plague tr. Gilbert Vintage (Penguin) 9780679720218
Jericho Brown, The Tradition (Copper Canyon), 9781556594861
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists (Anchor Books), 9781101911761
Ada Limón, The Hurting Kind (Milkweed), 9781639550494