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This course is designed both to introduce students to some of the major texts of the Western tradition and to help students develop their critical thinking skills, including the ability to understand, assess and formulate logical arguments . To pursue these goals we will read, discuss and write about a number of works loosely organized around the themes of morality and the relationship of the individual and society.
- Shelley, Frankenstein
- Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men
- Washington, Up from Slavery
- DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
- Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
- Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment
- Camus, The Stranger
* THE READING LIST VARIED SLIGHTLY OVER THE YEARS.
TAUGHT: FALL 2002, SPRING 2004, SPRING 2005, SPRING 2006, FALL 2006, SPRING 2007, SPRING 2010, SPRING 2011