Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Thought

The final seminar is the capstone of the Collegiate Seminar Program and focuses on the great writers and thinkers of the last two centuries.

Prerequisite: Seminar 122 - Renaissance, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Reading List:

  • Whitman, selection from Leaves of Grass
  • Marx, Wage-Labour and Capital
  • Newman, "The Uses of Knowledge": selection from The Idea of a University
  • Darwin, The Origin of Species
  • Thoreau, Walking
  • Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  • Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  • Shaw, Pygmalion
  • Kafka, Metamorphosis
  • García Márquez , Of Love and Other Demons
  • Morrison, Bluest Eye