Honors | Ideas and Experience - Modern
H212 | 0002 | A. Caswell


2:30-3:45pm  MW  FR C238

This section is COAS Intensive Writing and also requires registration
in COAS W333.

In this class we read, talk, and write. We read to understand ideas
that have been influential in Western thought over the past 200 years;
we talk to compare our understanding with those of others in the
class, and we write to apply that understanding to a problem. I can't
predict whether this activity and these texts will have any cultural
significance for you, but the class is challenging and seldom dull.
Here are the texts:

Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality (Cranston edition)
Dickens, Hard Times
Darwin, The Origin of Species (Leakey edition)
Freud, Civilization and its Discontents (Strachey edition)
Wiesel, Night
De Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
Anderson, Reality Isn't What It Used to Be