Humanities 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Revolution (1660-1848)
Professor Eric Watkins Room: Solis 107
Office: H&SS 8062 Time: MWF 1:00-1:50
Office Hours: Monday 9:30-10:30 and by appt. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Th 3-4:30/F 2-3:30
M 11-12/W 10:30-12:30
GH 173E/Mandeville cart
Mandeville cart (indoor)
M 1-6 Introduction pdf
Science in the Enlightenment, or The Scientific Revolution
W 1-8 Newtonian Science (no reading) pdf
Political Theory in the Enlightenment Locke READING GUIDE
F 1-10 Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1690) Chapters 1-5 (pp. 7-30) pdf
M 1-13 Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Chapters 9-11, 19 (pp. 65-74, 107-124)
Religion in the Enlightenment
F 1-17 Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, sect. 11 Sect. 11
M 1-20 No class (MLK Jr. Day) First Paper Prompt
The Meaning of Life in the Enlightenment
W 1-22 Voltaire, Candide (1759) pdf
F 1-24 Voltaire, Candide, continued
Political Theory in Transition (from Enlightenment to Romanticism)
F 1-31 Rousseau, On the Social Contract (pp. 191-205, 212-15, 218-230, 243-252)
17th & 18th Century Art
M 2-3 Mike Slayen, Lecture and Performance (no reading) First Paper due
The Origins of Romantic Literature
W 2-5 Goethe, The Sufferings of Young Werther (1774) pdf
Enlightenment Conception of History
M 2-10 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 1 pdf
W 2-12 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 2
F 2-14 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 2
M 2-17 No class (President's Day) Second Paper Prompt
Political Revolutions (French and American)
W 2-19 *"Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen"
US Constitution (1787/91)
M 2-24 Madison, "Federalist Papers" (1787) 10 and 51
Enlightenment Religion and History (again)
Romantic Conceptions of History, Art, and Ethics
M 3-2 Art Presentation (no reading) Second Paper due
W 3-4 Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man, Letters 21-24
Religion in Romanticism
Political Authority in Romanticism
W 3-11 Conclusion pdf
F 3-20 11:30-2:29 Final Exam
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The Sufferings of Young Werther, New York, Norton, 2012 (Corngold translation).
Locke, John, Second Treatise of Government, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Basic Political Writings, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1987. (Second edition)
Voltaire. Candide and Related Texts, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2000.
Humanities Program Writing Handbook, 1st Edition.
A course reader (MyReader) is available from the Bookstore. * indicates that the assignment is in this reader.
(1) regular attendance at lecture and section;
(2) preparation for, and participation in, weekly discussion section;
(3) completion of two 5-7 page papers;
(4) a final exam.
Final grades will be assessed as follows: first paper: 20%; second paper: 30%; final exam: 35%; section: 15%
1. Honor Code. The Academic Honor Code must be observed in this course.
2. If accommodations are needed for a disability or religious reasons, please notify me during the first class period or as soon as possible.