Schedule of Required Reading Assignments
and
Due Dates for Interpretive Essays (***)

Please note: this schedule does not include due dates for reading worksheets and writing exercises. They will be made in class and then posted on the course internet site: < http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst337  >

Meeting      Date
 
1                8/27     Conflicting Worldviews: B. Trevan, “Assembly Line.” Discussion of course syllabus.

2                8/29     Molière, “A Doctor in Spite of Himself,” Act 1.

3                  9/5     Molière, “A Doctor in Spite of Himself,” Acts 2 & 3.
                              Jacob, Introduction.

4                9/10     Sobel, parts 1 & 2.

5                9/12     Sobel, parts 3, 4, & 5.

6                9/17     Sobel, part 6.
                              Jacob, chapter 1.

7                9/19     Molière, “The Imaginary Invalid.”
                              Jacob, chapter 2 (43-52).
 
8                9/24     Molière, “The Misanthrope.”
                              Jacob, chapter 2 (52-69).

9                9/26     Catch-up and review.
                              Locke, chapters 1-2.

***            9/28     Essay #1 due in V-J’s box in 301 Morrill Hall (History Department) by 11:55 a.m.

10              10/1     Jacob, chapter 3.
                              Locke, chapters 3-8.

11              10/3     Jacob, chapter 4 (105-17).
                              Locke, chapters 9-11, 15, 18, 19.

12              10/8     Jacob, chapter 4 (117-35).
                              Defoe, intro - 101 (through entry for June 17).

13            10/10     Jacob, chapter 5 (136-44).
                              Defoe, 101-248 (through paragraph that ends, “. . . friends or enemies.”).

14            10/15     Defoe, 248 - end.
                              Montesquieu, preface, letters 1-14.

15            10/17     Montesquieu, letters 15-96.

***          10/19     Essay #2 due in V-J’s box in 301 Morrill Hall (History Department) by 11:55 a.m.

16            10/22     Montesquieu, letters 97-161.

17            10/24     Rousseau, preface, books 1 & 2 (scan/read selected pages).

18            10/29     Rousseau, books 3 &  4 (scan/read selected pages).

19            10/31     Rousseau, book 5 (scan/read selected pages). Wollstonecraft, (Maria) intro - chapter 2.

20            11/5      Wollstonecraft, chapter 3-end.
                              Jacob, chapter 5.

21            11/7      Goethe, book 1.

22            11/12    Goethe, book 2.

23            11/14    Review of Enlightenment and Romanticism.

 ***        11/16     Essay #3 due in V-J’s box in 301 Morrill Hall (History Department) by 11:55 a.m.

24           11/19     Shelley, chapters 1-10.

 25          11/21     Shelley, chapters 11- end.

26           11/26     Dickens, book 1.

27           11/28     Dickens, book 2.

28            12/3      Dickens, book 3.

29            12/5     Final project workshop.
                           Course review.

Final         12/12   Scheduled Final Examination Period: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Attendance mandatory. Out-of-class
                        examination project due at 12:45. There will be in-class activities, as well writing course
                        evaluations.