2BSyllabus - Humanities 2B Spring 2008Semester Plan Lectures and Reading Assignments Mesher 924-4440 Rostankowski 924-4508 Stenmark 924-4461 Trost

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Humanities 2B– Spring 2008–Semester Plan Lectures and Reading Assignments Mesher: 924-4440 Rostankowski: 924-4508 Stenmark: 924-4461 Trost: 924-4507 Reading assignments are subject to change – check the web page and class announcements. Lecture Day Date Lecture Topics and Reading Assignments 1. DM Thur 1/24 Industrial Society: Capitalism and Its Radical Critics Read: Humanities 2B Reader : Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Excerpts). Philosophic Classics : Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (Excerpts), pp. 1020-1029. 2. DM Tues 1/29 European and American Nationalism and Imperialism Read: Conrad, Heart of Darkness . Library Course Reserves : Caryl Phillips and Chinua Achebe, “Was Conrad Really a Racist?” Seminar/Composition: Research Papers: Doing Print and Online Research (The Writer’s FAQs [FAQ]: Sec. 36) 3. CR Thur 1/31 Utilitarianism and the Justification of Political Reform Read: Humanities 2B Reader : Bentham, Utilitarianism (Excerpts). Philosophic Classics : Mill, Utilitarianism , pp. 943-961, 966-970, 981-984. 4. LS Tues 2/5 Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Civil War Read: Heffner, Documentary History of U.S. , Chs. 10-15. Norton Anthology Vol. E: Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life , pp. 920-949. Seminar/Composition: Evaluating Print and Internet Sources (FAQ: Sec. 37) 5. LT Thur 2/7 American Transcendentalism and the Beginnings of Environmentalism Read: Humanities 2B Reader : Emerson, “Self-Reliance;” Whitman, “Passage to India”; Muir, “The Hetch Hetchy Valley.” Norton Anthology : Vol. E: Dickinson, Dickinson, pp. 1049-1058 (Poems: 216, 328, 449, 465, 585, 712, 1129). 6. CR Tues 2/12 Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism in the Visual Arts Read: Honour & Fleming: pp. 671-697, 712-745. Begin reading: Norton Anthology Vol. F: Achebe, Things Fall Apart , pp. 2855-2882. 7.
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2BSyllabus - Humanities 2B Spring 2008Semester Plan Lectures and Reading Assignments Mesher 924-4440 Rostankowski 924-4508 Stenmark 924-4461 Trost

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