Humanities 1 & 2

Welcome to Humanities 1 and 2!

 

Hums headerPictured above: Laocoön and His Sons, artist unknown, marblecirca 200 BC; Diagonale, Sonia Delaunay, tapestry in wool, circa 1970

Humanities 1 is a 2022 Fall term course and Humanities 2 will follow in the 2023 Winter term.

Both of these courses are scheduled in the 12 hour, meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:50-1:55 pm.

Applications

Applications to Humanities 1 and Humanities 2 have been received and offers of admission have been sent to students who have been accepted.  We’re all looking forward to an exciting fall term studying the following works:

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  1. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonizing the Mind - [reading will be posted on Canvas] James Currey Ltd / Heinemann (January 15, 2011), ISBN-10: 0852555016, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0852555019
  2. Homer, The Odyssey - trans. Robert Fagles (1995), ISBN-10: ‎ 9609012205, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-9609012201
  3. Toni Morrison, Home - Vintage; Reprint edition (January 1, 2013), ISBN-10: ‎ 9780307740915 , ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0307740915
  4. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, The 1818 Text - Oxford World Classics (2020), ISBN-10: ‎ 0198840829, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0198840824
  5. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents - Ed. Samuel Moyn. Norton Critical edition (2021), ISBN-10: ‎ 0393617092, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0393617092
  6. Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron - Trans. and ed., Wayne A. Rebhorn. W. W. Norton & Company; First edition (September 21, 2015), ISBN-10: ‎ 9780393935622, ISBN-13: 978-0393935622
  7. Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon - [in-person screening of the film will be held for the group]
  8. Gabriel García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Vintage; Reprint edition (October 7, 2003), ISBN-10: 9781400034710, ISBN-13: 978-1400034710
  9. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart - Penguin Publishing Group (September 1, 1994), ISBN-10: ‎ 0385474547, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0385474542  

 

Note: students are kindly encouraged to order the required course material for Humanities 1 from Still North Books, the local independent shop for new books in Hanover, New Hampshire.

 

See what Dartmouth students have to say about the humanities sequence:

 

The Humanities at Dartmouth

The humanities sequence is hosted by The Leslie Center for the Humanities. The Leslie Center provides support to the humanities at Dartmouth through colloquia, seminars, symposia, and conferences, as well as activities for students, faculty and visitors.