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Core Text Comparison Chart

 

Literature Humanities

Music Humanities

Art Humanities

Contemporary Civilization

1300 - 500 BCE  (Ancient Near Eastern Texts; Archaic Greek Poetry)

 Epic of Gilgamesh, c. 13th - 7th Century BCE

Genesis               c. 10th-5th Century BCE

Iliad,           Homer c. 8th-7th Century BCE

Odyssey,      Homer c. 8th-7th Century BCE

Hymn to Demeter, c. 7th Century BCE

Job                     c. 6th Century BCE

 

 

 

 

 Exodus                    

c. 10th- 5th Century BCE

 

Isaiah                     

c. 8th-5th Century BCE

500 - 150 BCE (Classical and Hellenistic Greek; Hebrew Texts)

Oresteia, Aeschylus 458 BCE

Medea, Euripides
431 BCE

Oedipus, Sophocles 429 BCE

The Histories, Herodotus 450-420 BCE

Lysistrata, Aristophanes 411 BCE

History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides c. 405 BCE

Symposium, Plato c. 380 BCE

 

Parthenon 447-432 BCE

 

 

 

Republic, Plato c. 380 BCE

Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle c. 350 BCE

Politics, Aristotle c. 350 BCE

 

Ecclesiates c. 4th-2nd Century BCE

Epicurus Readings c. 310 BCE

150 BCE – 500 CE (New Testament; Latin Literature Under Rome)

Aeneid, Virgil 19 BCE

Metamorphoses, Ovid 8 CE

Luke, c. 70-100 CE

John,  c. 90-120 CE

Confessions, Augustine 398 CE

 


Romans, Galatians  c. 50-60 CE

Matthew  c. 70-100 CE

Handbook, Epictetus  c. 130 CE

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius c. 170-180 CE*

 

City of God, Augustine  c. 413 CE

500 –1400 (Medieval Writings/ Music, Gothic Architecture)

Divine Comedy, Dante 1321

Decameron, Boccaccio 1353

Gregorian Chant (900’s-1200’s )

Hildegard of Bingen 1098 – 1179

Amiens Cathedral c. 1220-1288

Qur’an 610-632

Medieval Rationalism/
Mysticism Readings (Aquinas, Al-Ghazali) c. 1100-1275

1400 – 1750 (Renaissance and Baroque Art and Music)

Essays, Montaigne 1580

King Lear, Shakespeare 1606

Don Quixote, Cervantes 1605, 1615

Josquin des Prez c. 1450 -1521

The Madrigal c. 1500-1600

Montiverdi  1567 – 1643

Handel 1685-1759

Bach 1685-1750

Raphael 1483-1520

Michelangelo 1475-1564

Breugel c. 1525-1569

Bernini 1598-1680

Rembrandt 1606-1669

Discourses, Machiavelli c. 1517

The Prince, Machiavelli 1532

New World Readings (Vitoria, de las Casas, de Sepulveda) 1500’s

Protestant Reformation Readings

Letter to the Grand Duchess, Galileo 1615

Discourse on Method, Descartes 1637*

Meditations, Descartes 1641

Leviathan, Hobbes 1651

Second Treatise, Locke 1691

Letter on Toleration, Locke 1698

1730 - 1900  (Classical and Romantic Music, Romantic and Impressionist Art)

Pride and Prejudice, Austen 1813

Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky 1866

Haydn 1732-    1809

Mozart 1756-    1791

Beethoven 1770-1827

Schubert 1797-   1828

Chopin 1810-   1849

Berlioz 1803-    1869

Wagner 1813-   1883

Verdi 1813-      1901

Goya 1746-1828

Monet 1840-1926

Discourse on Inequality, Rousseau 1751

Enquiry Concerning Principles of Morals OR Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume 1751, 1748

Candide, Voltaire 1759*

Social Contract, Rousseau 1762

Wealth of Nations, Smith 1776

“What is Enlightenment?”, Kant 1784

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant 1785

American Revolution Texts 1770-90

French Revolution Texts (Robespierre, Sieyès) 1780’s

Reflections on the Revolution in France, Burke 1790

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Wollstonecraft 1792

Democracy in America, Tocqueville 1835, 1840

Introduction to the Philosophy of History, Hegel 1840

On Liberty, Mill 1859

Marx Readings

Origins of Species, Darwin 1859

Utilitarianism, Mill 1861*

Descent of Man, Darwin 1871

On the Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche 1887

20th Century (Modern Works)

To the Lighthouse, Woolf 1927

Debussy 1862-1918

Stravinsky 1882-1971

Berg 1885-1935

Schoenberg 1874 – 1951

American Composers mid-1900’s

Jazz mid/early-1900’s

Picasso 1881-1973

Wright 1867-1959

Le Corbusier 1887-1965

Pollock 1912-1956

Warhol 1928-1987

The Souls of Black Folk, Dubois 1903

Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis OR Civilization and its Discontents, Freud 1909, 1930

The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy, Schmitt 1923*

Three Guineas, Woolf 1939

The Second Sex, de Beauvoir 1949*

The Human Condition, Arendt 1958*

The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon 1961*

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn 1962*

A Theory of Justice, Rawls 1971*

Discipline and Punish, Foucault 1975*

Towards a Feminist Theory of State, MacKinnon 1989*

* Indicates Optional Reading