History 101:  Western Thought since 1600
Hasbrouck Lab 126 - MW 11:15-12:05

Lecture Schedule:

 

This is the intended series of lectures for this course, though I reserve the right to make adjustments, if necessary, as the semester progresses.  It is important on discussion days that you complete all of the reading in advance.

 

Schedule:

 

Day

Date

Subject

Readings

Wed

Sep 9

Absolutism in Europe

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 15

Thu

Sep 10

Discussion Section

Hobbs, James I, Richelieu, Saint-Simon

Mon

Sep 14

The Scientific Revolution

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 16

Wed

Sep 16

The Scientific Revolution

 

Thu

Sep 17

Discussion Section

Galileo, Newton, Voltaire

Mon

Sep 21

Enlightenment

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 17

Wed

Sep 23

Enlightenment

 

Thu

Sep 24

Discussion Section

Beaumarchais: The Barber of Seville

Mon

Sep 28

French Revolution

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 18

Wed

Sep 30

Napoleonic Wars

 

Thu

Oct 1

Discussion Section

Rousseau, National Assembly, de Gouges, Robespierre

Mon

Oct 5

Restoration

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 20

Wed

Oct 7

Romanticism

 

Thu

Oct 8

Discussion Section

Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther

Tue

Oct 13

MID-TERM EXAM

 

 

Wed

Oct 14

Nation-Building

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 21

Thu

Oct 15

Discussion Section

O’Connell, Fichte, Mazzini

Mon

Oct 19

Liberalism and Socialism

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 23

Wed

Oct 21

Liberalism and Socialism

Paper #1 Due

Thu

Oct 22

Discussion Section

Hauptmann: The Weavers

Mon

Oct 26

Mass Politics

 

Wed

Oct 28

Modernism

 

Thu

Oct 29

Discussion Section

Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Mon

Nov 2

Imperialism

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 22

Wed

Nov 4

Imperialism

 

Thu

Nov 5

Discussion Section

Casement, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Kipling, Morel

Mon

Nov 9

First World War

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 24

Wed

Nov 11

First World War

 

Thu

Nov 12

Discussion Section

 

Mon

Nov 18

Interwar Period

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 25

Wed

Nov 20

Interwar Period

 

Thu

Nov 21

Discussion Section

Hitler, Mussolini
Paper #2 Due

Mon

Nov 25

Second World War

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 26

Wed

Nov 27

NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING

 

Thu

Nov 28

NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING

 

Mon

Dec 2

Second World War

 

Wed

Dec 4

The Holocaust

 

Thu

Dec 5

Discussion Section

Spiegelmann: Maus I

Mon

Dec 9

Post-1945

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 27

Wed

Dec 11

Post-1945

Coffin & Stacey: Chapter 28

Thu

Dec 12

Discussion Section

Churchill, Novikov, Kennan

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

FINAL EXAM