Lecture TimeWednesday, 10:30 - 12:15
VenueRoom 508, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building (WMY 508)
Lecturer Noah SHUSTERMAN ((852) 3943 1765 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teaching Assistant JIANG Shuqing (email@example.com)
This course examines the relationship between ideas and social changes in modern Europe. It will also explore the impact of modern European thoughts on contemporary culture in a cross-cultural perspective.
Teaching Plan for face-to-face and for possible in online classes
My goals for fall semester 2022 are: to create possibilities for student participation and interaction; and to put in place an approach that will smooth any possible transition(s) between on-line and face-to-face teaching.
In order to achieve this, I am hoping to take the following steps:
-There will be a participation element to this course, but that participation will be via an on-line discussion board. During face-to-face teaching, students will be able to supplement their participation grades by contributing to in-class discussions.
Week 1: From Traditional Europe to Enlightenment Europe
Week 2: Europe and slavery
Texts: The Encylopedie entries on Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Negroes [note: do not use the term “negro” when speaking]
Week 3: Europe’s Internal Others
Texts: Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Selections); Zalkid-Hourwitz, Vindication of the Jews
Links: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3420/pg3420-images.html – introduction, chapters 1 & 4
Week 4: Post-Revolution Europe: proletariats and liberals
Texts: Blake, London, Jerusalem; Mill, On Liberty
Week 5: Darwin and the British Empire
Text: Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle
Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/944/944-h/944-h.htm – Preface, Chapters I V, XVIII, XIX
Week 6: Socialism and Communism
Text: Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto; Engels, The Principles of Communism
Week 7: Nietzsche
Texts: Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals, 1:10-13, 16. Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52319/52319-h/52319-h.htm
Beyond Good and Evil, 2:44; 5:202-203; 9:257, 260. Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4363/4363-h/4363-h.htm
Twilight of the Idols, “Maxims and Missiles”. Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52263/52263-h/52263-h.htm#MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES
Week 8: Freud
Text: Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures
Link: https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.273302/2015.273302.Introductory-Lectures_djvu.txt or https://freudianassociation.org/en/wp-content/uploads/Sigmund_Freud_1920_Introductory.pdf
Chapters 7, 11, 16-20
Week 9: Socialist Revolutions
Texts: Lenin and Luxemburg, selections ( The text for Lenin could be seen on Blackboard)
Week 10: Totalitarianism
Text: Hannah Arendt, On the Nature of Totalitarianism: An Essay in Understanding
Week 11: Feminism, Existentialism
Text: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Link: https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/ethics/de-beauvoir/2nd-sex/introduction.htm (introduction)
Week 12: Stalinism and Post-Stalinism
Text: Havel, The Power of the Powerless
Week 13: Anticolonialism
Text: Amee Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism
|Participation||20%||Participation in the class will be primarily via an on-line discussion board/forum, though should face-to-face teaching resume, students will be able to supplement their on-line contributions with in-class contributions|
|Response papers||3, each worth 5% = 15%||These are short (1-2 page) papers with no citations, meant to be something more expanded than the on-line forum participation, yet still shorter and less formal than the midterm paper or the take-home exam|
1. Time : Wednesday 12:30 -13:30 (after each lecture / after add-drop period)
2. On each tutorial, we will read and discuss course reading materials together.
3. No need to form groups. Everything can be done individually.
4. Each student need to choose 1 material and make a 10-minute presentation on that material. After the presentation, write a review on that material no longer than 500 words. (20%)
5. No attendance will be taken. However, students are encouraged to attend as many tutorials as possible. After presentation(s), the remaining time will be discussion. Students are welcome to give comments to presenting student(s) or discuss freely about the topic of each week. (5%)
20% + 5% = 25%
Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.
With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.
Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.
The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.