Humanities 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution (1660-1848)
Professor Eric Watkins Room: Center Hall 101
Office: H&SS 8062 Time: MWF 11:00-11:50
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-10:00 and by appt. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Webpage: http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/ewatkins/HUM4W2019/Hum4W19.html
Teaching Assistants Email Office Hours Office location
Michael Kenny email@example.com M 4-5, W 12-2 GH 173B
Christine Payne firstname.lastname@example.org W 12:30-2:30 GH 185
Victor LeGrand email@example.com W 12-2 GH 173D
M 1-7 Introduction pdf
Science in the Enlightenment, or The Scientific Revolution
W 1-9 Newtonian Science (no reading) pdf
Political Theory in the Enlightenment Locke READING GUIDE
F 1-11 Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1690) Chapters 1-5 (pp. 7-30) pdf
M 1-14 Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Chapters 9-11, 19 (pp. 65-74, 107-124)
W 1-16 Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748) sect. 10 Sect. 10 pdf Hume READING GUIDE
Religion in the Enlightenment
F 1-18 Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, sect. 11 Sect. 11
M 1-21 No class (MLK Jr. Day)
The Meaning of Life in the Enlightenment
W 1-23 Voltaire, Candide (1759) pdf
F 1-25 Voltaire, Candide, continued First Paper Prompt
Political Theory in Transition (from Enlightenment to Romanticism)
M 1-28 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (1754) pp. 45-75 (2nd edition) Rousseau INEQUALITY READING GUIDE pdf
W 1-30 Rousseau, On the Social Contract (1762) (pp. 156-76, 178-85) Rousseau SOCIAL CONTRACT READING GUIDE pdf
F 2-1 Rousseau, On the Social Contract (pp. 191-205, 212-15, 218-230, 243-252)
17th & 18th Century Art
M 2-4 Art Presentation (no reading) First Paper due
The Origins of Romantic Literature
W 2-6 Goethe, The Sufferings of Young Werther (1774) pdf
Enlightenment Conception of History
F 2-8 *Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" Kant ENLIGHTENMENT READING GUIDE pdf
M 2-11 Class canceled
W 2-13 *Kant, "Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Perspective" pdf
F 2-15 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 1 pdf
M 2-18 No class (President's Day)
W 2-20 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 2 Second Paper Prompt
F 2-22 *Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), Section 2
Political Revolutions (French and American)
M 2-25 Sieyes, "What is the Third Estate?" FRENCH REVOLUTION BACKGROUND pdf
*"Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen"
*"Declaration of the Rights of Woman"
W 2-27 The Declaration of Independence (1776) pdf
Madison, "Federalist Papers" (1787) 10 and 51
US Constitution (1787/91)
Romantic Conceptions of History, Art, and Ethics
F 3-1 Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1794), Letters 1-9 pdf Schiller READING GUIDE
17th, 18th & 19th Century Music
M 3-4 Mike Slayen, Performance (no reading) Second Paper due
W 3-6 Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man, Letters 21-24
Religion in Romanticism
F 3-8 Schleiermacher, On Religion, Chapters 1-2 (selections) Schleiermacher READING GUIDE pdf
Political Authority in Romanticism
M 3-11 *Novalis, "Faith and Love" & "Fragments from the Notebooks" (1798) pdf Novalis READING GUIDE
W 3-13 Wordsworth "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" (1807)
F 3-15 Conclusion
M 3-18 11:30-2:29 Final Exam (same classroom) FINAL EXAM PART IV
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The Sufferings of Young Werther, New York, Norton, 2012 (Corngold translation).
Locke, John, Second Treatise of Government, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Basic Political Writings, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1987. (Second edition)
Voltaire. Candide and Related Texts, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2000.
Humanities Program Writing Handbook, 1st Edition.
A course reader (MyReader) is available from the Bookstore. * indicates that the assignment is in this reader.
(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%
1. Honor Code. The Academic Honor Code must be observed in this course.
2. If accommodations are needed for a disability or religious reasons, please notify me during the first class period or as soon as possible.