Modern Humanities (HUM 3255) Schedule

Introduction: Modernity & Humanities.

Week 1: Jan. 10, 12, 14

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: Introduction

Inhabiting the Modern: Rise (and fall?) of the modern conception of the self.

Week 2: Jan 19, 21

Reading: Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 1, 2

Week 3: Jan 24, 26, 28

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 6; Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther

Week 4: Jan 31, Feb. 2, 4

Reading: Kierkegaard, The Present Age.

Engineering the Modern: The rise of science and technology and its impact on human society

Week 5: Feb. 7, 9, 11

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 8, Freud, Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis
Assignment: Modernity Assignment Due Feb. 11

Week 6: Week of Feb. 14-18. Evening class to watch a movie. Wednesday, Feb. 16 CL1 309 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Blade Runner Questions

Living in the modern: Social organization in the modern age.

Week 7: Feb. 21, 23, 25

Reading: Huxley, Brave New World

Week 8: Feb. 28, March 2, 4

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 3, 4
Assignment: Midterm Exam March 4 - questions located here - discussion of answers here.

Week 9: March 7, 9, 11

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 9; Feuerbach, Principles of the Philosophy of the Future.

Constructing the Modern: Art, landscape, space, and cartography.

Week 10: March 21, 23

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 5
Assignment: Prospectus for final paper due March 21.

Week 11: March 28, 30, April 1

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 10

Week 12: April 4, 6, 8

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 7

Representing the modern: Representations of the human spirit.

Week 13: April 11, 13, 15

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 5, 11

Week 14: April 18, 20, 22

Reading: Jervis, Encountering the Modern: 12
Assignment: Final paper due April 18

Review

Week 15: April 25 - final exam questions are here