Honors | Ideas & Experience II
H212 | 6382 | Austin Caswell


This section is COAS Intensive Writing.

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