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Human Sciences Programs

Books that are covered in the Human Science courses include:

 

HUMSC 101

  •  Homer's Odyssey
  •  Augustine's Confessions
  •  Descartes' Discourse
  •  Arent's Eichmann in Jerusalem

 

HUMSC 102

  • Conrad's Heart of Darkness
  • Machiavelli's The Prince
  • Shakespeare's King Lear, Hobbes' Leviathan (excerpt)
  • Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (excerpt)
  • Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (excerpt)
  • Swift's Gulliver's Travels (Book IV)
  • Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Marx's Communist Manifesto (excerpt)
  • Freud's Civilization and its Discontents (excerpt)

 

HUMSC 201

  • Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy
  • Excerpts from:
    • St Anselm's Proslogium
    • St Thomas' Summa Theologica
    • Duns Scotus' Philosophical Writings
    • Ockham's Philosophical Writings
    • Meister Eckhart (sermon)
    • Dante's Divine Comedy
    • Donne's Holy Sonnets
    • Bacon's Novum Organum
    • Milton's Paradise Lost
    • Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy
    • Hume's Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding,
    • Austen's Sense and Sensibility

 

HUMSC 301

  • Eliade's The Sacred and the Profane
  • Bible: Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Jonah, 1 Corinthians
  • Koran (excerpt)
  • Upanishads (excerpt)
  • Eliot's The Wasteland
  • Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra (excerpt)
  • Camus' Myth of Sisyphus
  • Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Thoreau's Walden
  • Plato's Phaedo
  • Heidegger's Building Dwelling Thinking
  • Excerpts from:
    • Taylor's Secular Age
    • Jonson's poetry
    • Wordsworth's poetry
    • Pieper's Leisure: The Basis of Culture

For more information, visit University of Waterloo Human Sciences Minor.