Hum 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Revolution (1660-1848)

Quarter: Winter 2010 Room: Pepper 106
Professor: Eric Watkins Time: MWF 11:00-11:50
Office: H&SS 8018 Tel: (858) 822-0082

Office Hours: Monday 9:30-11:00 & by appt.
Course Webpage:

Teaching Assistants: Antony Lyon Nat Jacobs Tarun Menon
Office: SSB 443 H&SS 7054 H&SS 7054
Office Hours: Mon 9:00-11:00 Mon 2:00-4:00  Mon 1:00-3:00
Reading Assignments  
1-4 Introduction pdf
1-6 *Newton, Principia (1687) (selections) pdf

Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1690), Chapters 1-5, (pp. 7-30)

1-11 Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Chapters 7-11, 19 (pp. 42-53, 65-74, 107-124)  
1-13 *Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, §10 (1748) pdf
1-15 *Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, §11
1-18 No class (Marin Luther King Jr. Day) Paper Topic #1
1-20 Voltaire, Candide (1759) pdf
1-22 Voltaire, Candide, cont.
1-25 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (1754) (pp. 33-65) pdf
1-27 Rousseau, On the Social Contract (1762) (pp. 141-159, 160-166) pdf
1-29 Rousseau, On the Social Contract (pp. 173-186, 192-195, 197-208, 220-227)  
2-1 Introduction to 17th, 18th and early 19th Century Art First Paper Due
2-3 Goethe, The Sufferings of Young Werther (1774) pdf
2-5 Goethe, The Sufferings of Young Werther, cont.  
2-8 Pope, "An Essay on Man", Epistles I & II (1734) pdf
2-10 *Lessing, "The Education of Mankind," "On the Origin of Revealed Religion," "The Religion of Christ" (1778) pdf
2-12 *Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" & "Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose" (1784) pdf
2-15 No class (President's Day) Paper Topic #2
2-17 *Kant, Groundwork for a Metaphysics of Morals (1783), Section 1 (selections) pdf
2-19 *Kant, Groundwork for a Metaphysics of Morals (1783), Section 2 (selections)  
2-22 *Kant, Continued
2-24 *Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1794), Letters 1-9, 21-24 pdf
2-26 *Declaration of Independence (1776), *Madison, "Federalist Papers" X & LI (1787) & *U.S. Constitution (1787/91) pdf
3-1 Introduction to 18th and early 19th Century Music,
Cox & Kitcher, "A Brief Guide to the French Revolution" (1789)
Second Paper Due
3-3 *Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers (1799) pdf
3-5 No class
3-8 *Novalis, "Faith and Love," "Fragments from the Notebooks" (1798) & *Schlegel, "Ideas" (1799) pdf & pdf
3-10 *Wordsworth, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" (1807) & *Coleridge, "Dejection: An Ode" (1802) pdf
3-12 Conclusion
3-15 Final Exam (11:30-2:29)  
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Required Texts
Goethe, Johann. The Sufferings of Young Werther. New York: Norton, 1970.
Locke, John. Second Treatise of Government. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Basic Political Writings. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1987.
Voltaire. Candide and Related Texts. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2000.
Dornan & Dawe, The Brief English Handbook, 7th ed. New York: Pearson & Longman, 2004.

A required Course Reader is available from University Readers (800-200-3908 or

Course Requirements:
(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%

Other Information:
1. Honor Code. The Academic Honor Code must be observed in this course.

Additionally, students agree that by taking this course all required papers will be subject to submission for textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the service is subject to the terms of use agreement posted on the site.

2. If accommodations are needed for a disability or religious reasons, please notify me during the first class period or as soon as possible.