Literature Humanities

Chair for Literature Humanities
Prof. Joseph A. Howley
Associate Professor of Classics
Paul Brooke Program Chair for Literature Humanities
601 Hamilton
212-854-7856
jah2220@columbia.edu

Literature Humanities Website

HUMA CC1001-HUMA CC1002 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy II , 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, Enheduanna, Sappho, Aeschylus, Suzan-Lori Parks, Plato, Virgil, Apuleius, Augustine, Ibn ‘Arabi, Marie de France, Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Austen, Machado de Assis, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Woolf, Césaire, Morrison, Rankine, and Kim, 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 II 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 I. 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 Latin American and Iberian Cultures; 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 2022: HUMA CC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1001 001/11099 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
109 Hartley Hall
4 2/1
HUMA 1001 002/11101 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
4 3/2
HUMA 1001 003/11103 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
306 Hamilton Hall
4 2/1
HUMA 1001 004/11104 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 005/11106 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 006/11107 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
4 3/2
HUMA 1001 007/11108 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 008/11110 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 009/11111 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 010/11112 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 011/11113 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Uris Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 012/11114 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 013/11115 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 014/11119 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 015/11120 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Schiff Earl Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 016/11116 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 017/11117 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 018/11118 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
306 Uris Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 019/11124 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 020/11126 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 1/2
HUMA 1001 021/11127 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 022/11128 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 023/11130 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 024/11132 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 025/11134 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 026/11135 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 1/2
HUMA 1001 027/11136 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 028/11138 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
109 Hartley Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 029/11141 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
306 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 030/11139 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 031/11140 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 032/11143 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 033/11144 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 034/11146 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 1/2
HUMA 1001 035/11147 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 036/11152 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 037/11148 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 038/11149 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 039/11150 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 040/11156 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 041/11158 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 042/11161 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 1/2
HUMA 1001 043/11159 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 044/11163 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 045/11164 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 046/11165 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 2/2
HUMA 1001 047/11166 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 048/11167 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 049/11168 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 050/11169 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 051/11170 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 052/11171 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 053/11173 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 054/11174 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 055/11175 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 056/11176 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 057/11177 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
4 1/1
HUMA 1001 058/11178 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 059/11179 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
4 0/1
HUMA 1001 060/11180 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
4 0/2
HUMA 1001 067/16087  
4 2/20
HUMA 1001 069/16088 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
4 0/20
HUMA 1001 070/16089 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
4 0/20
HUMA 1001 071/16090 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
4 0/20

HUMA CC1002 Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy II. 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 2022: HUMA CC1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1002 001/12787 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
313 Hamilton Hall
Caio Ferreira 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 002/12788 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
Benjamin VanWagoner 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 003/12789 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Heintges 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 004/12790 M W 8:10am - 10:00am
306 Hamilton Hall
Nancy Workman 4 20/22
HUMA 1002 005/12791 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Bianca Calabresi 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 006/12796 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Molly Murray 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 007/12798 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
Austin Graham 4 23/22
HUMA 1002 008/12800 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nassime Chida 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 009/12806 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Shulamit Shinnar 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 010/12807 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Benjamin VanWagoner 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 011/12810 M W 10:10am - 12:00pm
333 Uris Hall
Dalia Inbal 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 012/12813 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Anayvelyse Allen-Mossman 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 013/12814 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Alan Ross 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 014/12815 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Bianca Calabresi 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 015/12816 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nassime Chida 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 016/12817 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Larry Jackson 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 017/12818 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Warren Kluber 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 018/12820 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
James Adams 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 019/12822 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
407 Hamilton Hall
Offer Dynes 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 020/12823 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Matthew Hart 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 021/12824 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
411 Hamilton Hall
Dustin Stewart 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 022/12825 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Shulamit Shinnar 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 023/12826 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Nolan Gear 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 024/12828 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Dalia Inbal 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 025/12829 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
201 80 Claremont
Jeffrey Wayno 4 23/22
HUMA 1002 026/12833 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Maude Meisel 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 027/12835 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Warren Kluber 4 23/22
HUMA 1002 028/12837 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Beatrice Mazzi 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 029/12836 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Charles J Pletcher 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 030/12842 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
301 Hamilton Hall
Ben Hooyman 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 031/12845 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
306 Hamilton Hall
Wolfgang Mann 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 032/12847 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
309 Hamilton Hall
Isabella Livorni 4 23/22
HUMA 1002 033/12849 T Th 8:10am - 10:00am
302 Hamilton Hall
Andrew Wyatt 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 034/12855 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Nicholas Dames 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 035/12856 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Joanna Stalnaker 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 036/12859 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Gervasio 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 037/12860 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Aileen Forbes 4 18/22
HUMA 1002 038/12863 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Joseph Albernaz 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 039/12864 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
109 Hartley Hall
Lorenzo Mecozzi 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 040/12866 T Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
David Lurie 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 041/12870 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Will Glovinsky 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 042/12873 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
6ab Kraft Center
Rebecca Kastleman 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 043/12874 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
Julie Crawford 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 044/12875 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 045/12876 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Emily Madison 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 046/12877 T Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Bernadette Myers 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 047/12879 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Katherine Raichlen 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 048/12882 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Rachel Zhang 4 17/22
HUMA 1002 049/12883 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Jennifer Rhodes 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 050/12884 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301 Hamilton Hall
Will Glovinsky 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 051/12886 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Evan Parks 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 052/12887 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Gervasio 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 053/12888 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Luca Naponiello 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 054/12889 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Clemence Boulouque 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 055/12890 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Jude Webre 4 14/22
HUMA 1002 056/12891 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Sonja Wermager 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 057/12892 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Rachel Zhang 4 17/22
HUMA 1002 060/12893 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
206 Broadway Residence Hall
Catherine Bloomer 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 063/12894 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Preston 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 064/12901 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
309 Hamilton Hall
William Camponovo 4 17/22
HUMA 1002 065/12902 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
306 Hamilton Hall
Jude Webre 4 19/22
HUMA 1002 066/12904 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Ariella Lang 4 12/22
HUMA 1002 068/12905 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Sophie Riemenschneider 4 23/22
HUMA 1002 072/12907 M W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Taarini Mookherjee 4 21/22
HUMA 1002 073/12908 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Taarini Mookherjee 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 074/12909 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
111 Carman Hall
Steven Baker 4 22/22
HUMA 1002 076/15282 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Edward Mendelson 4 22/22