Literature Humanities

Paul Brooke Program Chair for Literature Humanities
Prof. Julie A. Crawford
602 Philosophy
212-854-5779
jc830@columbia.edu

Literature Humanities Website

HUMA CC1001-HUMA CC1002 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy , popularly known as “Literature Humanities’’ or “Lit Hum,” is a year-long course that offers Columbia College students the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of some of the most significant texts of Western culture. The course is not a survey, but a series of careful readings of literary works that reward both first encounters and long study. Whether classwork focuses on the importance of the text to literary history or on its significance to our contemporary culture, the goal is to consider particular conceptions of what it means to be human as well as the place of such conceptions in the development of critical thought.

The principal objectives of Literature Humanities are to teach students to analyze literary texts and to construct well-reasoned arguments. An interdepartmental staff of professorial and preceptorial faculty meets with groups of approximately twenty-two students for four hours a week in order to discuss texts by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Plato, Vergil, Augustine, Dante, Boccaccio, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Austen, Dostoevsky, and Woolf, as well as Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament writings.

Registration Procedure

All information concerning registration in HUMA CC1001-HUMA CC1002 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy is included in the registration materials sent to students. All first-year students are preregistered in Literature Humanities.

All Core Curriculum courses, including Literature Humanities, must be taken for a letter grade. Students may not drop or withdraw from Literature Humanities after the Core drop deadline, which is also the end of the Change-of-Program period. For more information, see Registration—Dropping Core Courses.

Courses of Instruction

HUMA CC1001 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy. 4 points.

Taught by members of the Departments of Classics; English and Comparative Literature; French; German; Italian; Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Slavic Languages; and Spanish; as well as members of the Society of Fellows. Major works by over twenty authors, ranging in time, theme, and genre, from Homer to Virginia Woolf. Students are expected to write at least two papers, to complete two examinations each semester, and to participate actively in class discussions.

Fall 2017: HUMA CC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1001 001/71246 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
Nancy Workman 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 002/16570 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Michael West 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 003/69321 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Janet Lee 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 004/22668 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
304 Hamilton Hall
Deborah Martinsen 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 005/71067 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Eliza Zingesser 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 006/64468 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Bianca Calabresi 4 19/22
HUMA 1001 007/66364 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
412 Pupin Laboratories
Cristobal Silva 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 008/19285 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Wolfgang Mann 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 009/29634 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Robert Kubala 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 010/18505 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
412 Pupin Laboratories
Debashree Mukherjee 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 011/14915 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
601b Fairchild Life Sciences Bldg
Jessica Merrill 4 19/22
HUMA 1001 012/72613 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Humberto Ballesteros 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 013/12812 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Steven Baker 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 014/62867 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Shulamit Shinnar 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 015/63084 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Matthew Margini 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 016/19714 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
412 Pupin Laboratories
Lauren Robertson 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 017/67211 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Benjamin VanWagoner 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 018/64587 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Dustin Stewart 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 019/21512 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Gerard Lynch 4 19/22
HUMA 1001 020/68446 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
James Adams 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 021/71086 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Maude Meisel 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 022/77439 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Jude Webre 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 023/74709 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Konstantia Zanou 4 12/22
HUMA 1001 024/11585 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
Brendan Nieubuurt 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 025/19086 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
302 Hamilton Hall
Rosa Schneider 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 026/25013 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nicholas Dames 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 027/10129 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
Clemence Boulouque 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 028/19992 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
325 Pupin Laboratories
Paraskevi Martzavou 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 029/65227 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Rex Barnes 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 030/62154 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Joanna Stalnaker 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 031/29496 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
307 Pupin Laboratories
Sarah bin Tyeer 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 032/63790 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Christina Iglesias 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 033/28651 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Valentina Izmirlieva 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 034/69136 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
201a Philosophy Hall
Janet Lee 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 035/12760 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 036/27790 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Rebecca Stanton 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 037/74376 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Erica Richardson 4 17/22
HUMA 1001 038/62995 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 039/70762 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Ashley Simone 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 040/68985 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Emily Traverse 4 19/22
HUMA 1001 041/70874 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Katharine McIntyre 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 042/63643 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Edward Mendelson 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 043/66511 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Molly Murray 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 044/25746 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Katherine Biers 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 045/69639 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Sarah Arkebauer 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 046/26264 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Rebecca Hildebrand 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 047/27065 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Austin Graham 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 048/23742 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Marc Van De Mieroop 4 15/22
HUMA 1001 049/74895 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Seth Kimmel 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 050/29685 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
407 Hamilton Hall
Grace Delmolino 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 051/21431 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Gervasio 4 20/22
HUMA 1001 052/19687 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Margo Rosen 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 053/17050 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi 4 14/22
HUMA 1001 054/63319 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Michael Paulson 4 18/22
HUMA 1001 055/75261 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Anuk Arudpragasam 4 13/22
HUMA 1001 056/65526 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Dhananjay Jagannathan 4 19/22
HUMA 1001 057/24427 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Ana Fernandez Cebrian 4 16/22
HUMA 1001 061/87999 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
224 Pupin Laboratories
Katherine Balkoski 4 22/22
HUMA 1001 062/96699 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Usha Nathan 4 21/22
HUMA 1001 063/96997 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Michael Paulson 4 15/22
HUMA 1001 064/97146 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Valeria Tsygankova 4 13/22

HUMA CC1002 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy. 4 points.

Taught by members of the Departments of Classics; English and Comparative Literature; French; German; Italian; Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Slavic Languages; and Spanish; as well as members of the Society of Fellows. Major works by over twenty authors, ranging in time, theme, and genre, from Homer to Virginia Woolf. Students are expected to write at least two papers, to complete two examinations each semester, and to participate actively in class discussions.

Spring 2018: HUMA CC1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1002 001/21402 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
Nancy Workman 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 002/11678 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Michael West 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 003/19730 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Janet Lee 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 004/64748 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Lauren Kopajtic 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 005/68000 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Eliza Zingesser 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 006/65295 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Bianca Calabresi 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 007/27312 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Cristobal Silva 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 008/74535 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Patricia Grieve 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 009/15313 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Robert Kubala 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 010/18347 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Debashree Mukherjee 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 011/69348 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
601b Fairchild Life Sciences Bldg
Jessica Merrill 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 012/27504 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Humberto Ballesteros 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 013/74744 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Sahar Ullah 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 014/23575 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Shulamit Shinnar 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 015/27964 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Matthew Margini 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 016/29644 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Lauren Robertson 4 13/21
HUMA 1002 017/18671 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Benjamin VanWagoner 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 018/73730 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Dustin Stewart 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 019/19494 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Dennis Tenen 4 17/21
HUMA 1002 020/63203 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
James Adams 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 021/10417 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
411 Hamilton Hall
Maude Meisel 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 022/69344 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Sahar Ullah 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 023/24603 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Konstantia Zanou 4 14/21
HUMA 1002 024/14776 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
Brendan Nieubuurt 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 025/67717 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
302 Hamilton Hall
Rosa Schneider 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 026/67565 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nicholas Dames 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 027/19916 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
Clemence Boulouque 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 028/77224 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Rachel Zhang 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 029/15164 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Rex Barnes 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 030/25488 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Joanna Stalnaker 4 22/21
HUMA 1002 031/24501 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Sarah bin Tyeer 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 032/21370 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Rosalind Morris 4 12/21
HUMA 1002 033/18206 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Valentina Izmirlieva 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 034/27389 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Janet Lee 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 035/26424 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 036/29772 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Rebecca Stanton 4 20/21
HUMA 1002 037/75855 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Erica Richardson 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 038/70208 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 039/18420 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Ashley Simone 4 17/21
HUMA 1002 040/12810 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Emily Traverse 4 16/21
HUMA 1002 041/28434 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Katharine McIntyre 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 042/28682 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Edward Mendelson 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 043/11588 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Molly Murray 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 044/12999 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Katherine Biers 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 045/13761 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Sarah Arkebauer 4 22/21
HUMA 1002 046/72585 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Rebecca Hildebrand 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 047/71301 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Austin Graham 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 048/20542 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Marc Van De Mieroop 4 17/21
HUMA 1002 049/28683 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Seth Kimmel 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 050/21443 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Grace Delmolino 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 051/75147 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Gervasio 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 052/69061 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Margo Rosen 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 053/72894 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 054/63910 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Michael Paulson 4 18/21
HUMA 1002 055/65977 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Anuk Arudpragasam 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 056/22761 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Dhananjay Jagannathan 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 057/24043 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Ana Fernandez Cebrian 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 061/26075 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Katherine Balkoski 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 062/67730 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Usha Nathan 4 21/21
HUMA 1002 063/25322 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Michael Paulson 4 18/21
HUMA 1002 064/13926 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Valeria Tsygankova 4 15/21