Literature Humanities

Chair for Literature Humanities
Prof. Joanna Stalnaker
512 Philosophy
212-854-4567
jrs2052@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, Sappho, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plato, Virgil, Ovid, Augustine, Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Austen, Dostoevsky, Woolf, and Morrison, 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 2019: HUMA CC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1001 001/85414 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
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4 4/21
HUMA 1001 002/85415 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
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4 2/22
HUMA 1001 003/85416 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 4/21
HUMA 1001 004/85417 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 005/85418 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 006/85419 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 007/85420 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 008/85421 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 009/85422 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 010/85423 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 2/22
HUMA 1001 011/85424 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 012/85425 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 013/85426 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 014/85427 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 015/85428 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 016/85429 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 017/85430 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 018/85431 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 019/85432 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 020/85433 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 021/85434 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 022/85435 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 023/85436 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 024/85437 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 025/85438 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 026/85439 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 027/85440 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 028/85441 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 029/85442 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 030/85443 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 031/85444 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 032/85445 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 033/85446 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 034/85447 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 035/85448 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 036/85449 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 2/22
HUMA 1001 037/85450 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 038/85451 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 2/22
HUMA 1001 039/85452 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 040/85453 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 041/85454 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 042/85455 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 043/85456 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 4/21
HUMA 1001 044/85457 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 045/85458 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 046/85459 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 047/85460 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 048/85461 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 049/85462 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 050/85463 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 1/22
HUMA 1001 051/85464 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 052/85465 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 053/85466 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 054/85467 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 055/85468 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 056/85469 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 057/85470 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
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4 1/21
HUMA 1001 061/85504 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/21
HUMA 1001 062/85505 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
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4 0/22
HUMA 1001 063/85506 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
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4 0/21

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 2019: HUMA CC1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1002 002/15777 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
Kate Brassel 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 004/29653 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
David Eisenbach 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 005/27459 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
601b Fairchild Life Sciences Bldg
Valeria Tsygankova 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 008/22889 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Liza Knapp 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 009/16288 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
307 Pupin Laboratories
Michael Paulson 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 013/29159 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Joseph Howley 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 015/21047 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
425 Pupin Laboratories
James Adams 4 18/22
HUMA 1002 016/15186 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Lauren Robertson 4 14/22
HUMA 1002 017/29608 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
224 Pupin Laboratories
Nancy Workman 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 022/25503 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Gabriel Bloomfield 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 023/25685 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Barbara Vinck 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 026/18048 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Bianca Calabresi 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 027/14638 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Sarah bin Tyeer 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 028/73434 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Mark Anderson 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 029/23735 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Eliza Zingesser 4 13/22
HUMA 1002 032/16826 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
412 Pupin Laboratories
Joseph Albernaz 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 033/62309 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Allison DeWitt 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 036/20270 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Andrew Jungclaus 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 038/16352 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Sarah Arkebauer 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 041/23070 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Zachary Roberts 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 042/25512 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
201a Philosophy Hall
Marc Van De Mieroop 4 17/22
HUMA 1002 044/65187 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
425 Pupin Laboratories
Molly Murray 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 047/21945 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Daniel Williams 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 052/24632 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
201a Philosophy Hall
Paraskevi Martzavou 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 053/68704 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Matteo Pace 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 054/70140 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
Taarini Mookherjee 4 14/22
HUMA 1002 055/26090 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Sophie Pinkham 4 18/22
HUMA 1002 056/71422 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Umberto Mazzei 4 18/22
HUMA 1002 057/76682 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Shiv Subramaniam 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 061/74046 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Kate Brassel 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 063/75341 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi 4 21/22