Western Traditions 202
In the beginning:
Weeks 1 & 2:
May 28-June 7
Readings in Trials of Modernity: These will always be in Purple.  They are your primary readings (original sources from the time period).

Martin Luther pgs. 4-10
Desiderius Erasmus pgs. 10-15
Finish Othello
Kagan's The Western Heritage: (Always in Red) 
This is your textbook.
Read Chs. 9-12
Quiz 1 June 7:
Quiz 1 will cover the material in Chs. 9-12 of your Study Guide text plus the readings in Trials of Modernity.
Weeks 3 & 4:
June 8-June 21
Readings in Trials of Modernity:
Francis Bacon pgs. 15-18
Hobbes pgs. 20-31
Newton pgs. 18-20
Begin reading Frankenstein

The Western Heritage: Chs. 13-17
Paper 1 due June 21
Questions. Please choose ONE question and email or fax your answers to the Instructor. For paper instructions refer to the Paper Outline page.
Weeks 5 & 6: June 22- July 5
Enlightenment-Triumph of Conservatism
Readings Trials of Modernity:
Rousseau pgs. 57-69
Kant pgs. 73-78
Locke pgs. 82-98
Smith pgs. 98-102
Declaration of the Rights of Man pgs. 106-108
De Gouges pgs. 108-112
Burke pgs. 112-116
Wollstonecraft pgs. 116-125
Blake pgs. 125-128
The Western Heritage:
Chs. 18-22
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Paper 2 due July 19 Choose 1 Question and email your paper to the Instructor

1. Comparing Charles Dicken's "Hard Times", William Blake's "Poems", and Andrew Ure's "Philosophy of Manufactures" explain how Shelley's "Frankenstein" attacks the scientific and industrial revolutions. Be very specific and remember to explain each of the authors' points of view regarding the pros and cons of Industrialization

2. "The first person who, having fenced off a plot of land took it into his head to say
this is mine and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society."
Beginning with this quote from Rousseau compare his views of property and the social contract with Karl Marx's views on the same subjects. Explain these terms as the author's define them. Is Rousseau the father of communism? Be specific.
Industrialization and Imperialism
Readings in Trials of Modernity:
Ellis pgs. 142-146
Ure pgs. 150-153
Engels pgs. 153-157
Dickens pgs. 157-187
Marx pgs. 191-195
Darwin pgs. 195-202
Dicey pgs. 202-204
Bell pgs. 206-209
Nietzche pgs. 215-217
Owen pgs. 225-226
West pgs. 230-233

Weeks 7 & 8:
July 6-July 19
The Western Heritage:
Chs. 23-28
Paper 2 due July 19
Write on the question below and email your paper to the Instructor. Remember to refer to the Paper Outline Page
Weeks 9 & 10:
July 20-August 2
Readings in Trails of Modernity:
Hitler pgs. 252-258
Ginsburg pgs. 258-266
Brecht 270-277
Williams pgs. 289-291
Thiong'o pgs. 291-295
Spiegelman's Maus
The Western Heritage:
Chs. 29-31
Quiz 3 and Paper 3 due August 2
Quiz 3 will cover the material in Chs. 29-31 in your Sudy Guide text plus the questions below.

Classical Music site

1. Discuss the fundamental causes of World War I and the major stipulations against Germany in the Treaty of Versailles. (Visit the above link)

2. Discuss the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and assess the influence of his ideas in the modern world.

3. Demonstrate the characteristics of
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, using the paintings of Monet, Seurat, Cassatt and Van Gogh.
Web site Treaty of Versailles

Visit the ARTCHIVE Site
Paper 3: Email your paper to the Intructor. Due August 2 by 5:00 pm.

"Men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved, and who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness." (Sigmund Freud).
Do you agree with this statement or disagree? Using
Maus, Ginzburg, Hitler and three other readings from this semester either defend or refute Freud's statement.

Adolf Hitler & the Third Reich
World War II Timeline
Holocaust Art
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Visit Louis XIV 's Versailles
Visual Assign.
is due June 28.
Every section will have sites to visit. Bring the world into your house!!
This week visit any one of these major art galleries:
National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Louvre Palace in France
Uffizi Museum in Florence Italy

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I know! Feeling a bit frazzled
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Yes I'm still here how about you? Remember you can watch films for extra credit.
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Remember Architecture Assgn.
due June 14
You need Java to see this applet.
Last chance for extra credit. Did you attend a Performance or watch a Film?
Visit Shakespeare's home
Protestant Reformation Site
Visit France
Reign of Terror
Victorian Era
Visit Monet, Van Gogh, Seurat, Cassatt
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Enlightenment Site
Click on the Underlined Words and Music symbols
Please mail 3 SASEs, (address on Homepage) or provide a fax number, to the Instructor so graded papers can be returned.
Begin Reading Othello
Complete Chs. 9-12 in The Student Study Guide Vol I to 1715
Chs. 13 & 17 in Study Guide Vol II Since 1648
This Study Guide will be used for the rest of the semester
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Study Guide Chs. 18 & 22
Mozart Site
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Study Guide Ch. 23-28
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Quiz 2 on July 8 will cover material in your Study Guide chs. 18-22 plus the primary readings.

Questions to consider:
1. Define the term "social contract" and illustrate how Hobbes and Locke used this term in their writings on governments.
3. What were the major phases of the French Revolution from 1789-199? How successful were the French in accomplishing their goal?
4. Discuss Romanticism as a cultural movement.
Study Guide Chs. 29-31
The issue of man's nature has been discussed in some of our readings. Compare and contrast Erasmus, Thomas Hobbes and Shakespeare's view of man in "Othello" .  Whose portrayal of man is realistic and why? Do you favor one view over another , if yes, why?