Reading List, 2015-16

Humanities Colloquium
St. Francis Xavier University
Reading List, 2015-16
English Philosophy History

The Ancient World
(8 Sept – 23 Oct)
Aristophanes, The Clouds
Sophocles, Antigone
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
St. Paul, Hebrews

The Ancient World
(8 Sept – 23 Oct)
Plato, Apology, Phaedo
Aristotle, Physics Bks 1-2,
On the Soul, Bk. 2
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

The Ancient World
(8 Sept – 23 Oct)
Greece
Rome
Birth of Christianity

The Middle Ages
(26 Oct – 4 Dec)
Boethius, Consolation of
Philosophy

Beowulf
Chaucer, General Prologue,
The Wife of Bath
,
Prologue and Tale 

The Middle Ages
(26 Oct – 4 Dec)
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy
Anselm, Proslogion
Aquinas, Summa theologiae
(On God & On Human
Nature)
Ockham - Basic Principles

The Middle Ages
(26 Oct – 4 Dec)
Byzantium & Islam
Feudalism & Manorialism
Economic Revival
Growth of National Monarchies
Mediaeval Culture
The Catholic Church

The Renaissance and
the Early Modern Period

(4 Jan – 12 Feb)
Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
Shakespeare, The Tempest
Milton, Paradise Lost, 1,2,9
Swift, Gulliver’s Travels

The Renaissance and
the Early Modern Period

(4 Jan – 12 Feb)
Galileo, The Letter to the
Grand Duchess Christina

Descartes, Meditations
on First Philosophy

Pascal, Pensees
David Hume, An Enquiry
Concerning Human Understanding

The Renaissance and
the Early Modern Period

4 Jan – 12 Feb)
The Renaissance
The Great Discoveries
The Reformation
Royal Absolutism
Scientific Revolution
The Enlightenment

The Modern Age
  (22 Feb – 5 April)
Conrad, Heart of Darkness

The Modern Age
(22 Feb – 5 April)
Kierkegaard¸ Fear and Trembling
Mill, Utilitarianism
Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals

he Modern Age
(22 Feb – 5 April)
The French Revolution & Napoleon
Liberalism & Conservativism
Industrial Revolution & Marxism
Dickens, Hard Times
Rise of Nation-States
Imperialism
World Wars

      Assignment Due Dates    
Please note that all essays are due in class, at the beginning of class  
(Hard copies only)  
FALL TERM:  
English diagnostic essay due Thursday, 24 September 2015  
History October Quiz, Monday, 28 September 2015  
Philosophy October Quiz, Friday, 9 October 2015  
English October Quiz, Thursday, 22 October 2015  
English Essay due Wednesday, 18 November 2015  
Philosophy Essay due Friday, 27 November 2015  
History Essay due Thursday, 3 December 2015  
   
WINTER TERM:  
History Quiz Monday, 25 January 2016  
Philosophy Essay due Friday, 12 February 2016  
English essay due Thursday, 17 March 2016  
Philosophy Essay due Wednesday, 23 March 2016  
History Essay due Tuesday, 5 April 2016