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Core Curriculum records, 1937-2007, bulk 1937-1995

Series II: Humanities, 1937-1999

This series consists of syllabi, exams, quizzes, classroom materials, and teaching resources, and reports and revisions. This series contains no materials for Humanities B, the optional art and music course.

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Subseries II.1: Syllabi, 1937-1999

This subseries contains syllabi for Humanities A (Literature Humanities) classes in chronological order, as well as some documents showing the three-year cycles of readings and composite readings lists indicating when each work was taught from 1937 to the date of writing. Nearly all Humanities syllabi are standardized (i.e. there are no instructor-specific syllabi), though there are syllabi showing the respective schedules of different sections, and in the 1970s there was a 'free period' when the instructor might choose a final work to read. Humanities A is a two-semester sequence (A1 and A2), with some sections taught Spring to Fall and therefore designated 'reverse,' yielding course names RA1 or RA2. The subseries contains one folder for syllabi for Methods of Critical Analysis, a short-lived related course from the 1990s.



Box 11 Folder 1-2 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1937-Summer, 1944


Box 11 Folder 3-4 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1944-Spring, 1950


Box 11 Folder 5 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1950-Spring, 1956


Box 11 Folder 6 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1956-Spring, 1960


Box 11 Folder 7 Humanities 3 Year Cycle of Readings, Fall 1957-Spring, 1960


Box 11 Folder 8 Composite Reading List, 1961


Box 11 Folder 9-10 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1960 -- Spring 1962, 1960, 1962


Box 11 Folder 11-12 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1962-Spring, 1965



Box 12 Folder 1 Composite Reading List, 1965



Box 10 Folder 21-22 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1965-Fall, 1990

(Missing: Spring 1966, Fall 1966, Spring 1968, Fall 1968, Fall 1969, Spring 1975, Spring 1985, Fall 1986, Spring 1989)


Box 10 Folder 23 Methods of Critical Analysis Syllabi, 1993-1997


Box 10 Folder 24 Humanities Syllabi, Fall 1995 -- Spring 1999, 1995, 1999


Box 10 Folder 25 Composite Reading List, 1969 1973 1994 1997, 1969, 1973, 1994, 1997


Subseries II.2: Exams, 1938-1996

This subseries contains Humanities A exams in chronological order, as well as one folder containing Methods of Critical Analysis exams.



Box 12 Folder 2 Humanities Exams, 1938-1948


Box 12 Folder 3 Humanities Exams, 1950-1959


Box 12 Folder 4 Humanities Exams, 1960-1965


Box 12 Folder 5 Humanities Exams, 1966-1969


Box 12 Folder 6-7 Humanities Exams, 1970-Spring, 1979



Box 13 Folder 1-2 Humanities Exams, Fall 1979-Spring, 1985


Box 13 Folder 3-4 Humanities Exams, Fall 1985-Fall, 1996

[RESTRICTED UNTIL2021]


Box 13 Folder 5 Methods of Critical Analysis Exams, Fall 1992 -- Fall 1996, 1992, 1996

[RESTRICTED UNTIL2021]


Subseries II.3: Hum A Quizzes, 1937-1969

This subseries contains quizzes from Humanities A, organized alphabetically by author, and then by work. Most folders are also dated, though some for some authors years of folders overlap slightly; a few are undated. Other materials include charts of aggregated results for individual quizzes across the entire Humanities program, broken down by instructor.


Box 13 Folder 6 Aeschylus, "Agamemnon," "The Libation Bearers," "The Eumenides,", 1937-1960


Box 13 Folder 7 Apuleius, "The Golden Ass,", 1962-1969


Box 13 Folder 8 Aristophanes, "The Frogs" et al., 1937-1938


Box 13 Folder 9 Aristophanes, 1937-1955


Box 13 Folder 10 Aristotle, "Ethics," 1937-1959 [1 of 2], 1937-1959



Box 14 Folder 1 Aristotle, "Ethics," 1937-1959 [2 of 2], 1937-1959


Box 14 Folder 2 Aristotle, "Ethics,", undated


Box 14 Folder 3-4 Aristotle, "Poetics,", 1937-1959


Box 14 Folder 5-6 Aristotle, "Poetics,", 1955-1968


Box 14 Folder 7 Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations,", 1937-1941


Box 14 Folder 8 The Bible, "Book of Job," "St. John,", undated


Box 14 Folder 9 Cervantes, "Don Quixote,", undated



Box 15 Folder 1-3 Dante's "Inferno,", 1937-1961


Box 15 Folder 4 Dante's "Inferno," 1961-1965 undated, 1961-1965, undated


Box 15 Folder 5 Dante, "Purgatorio,", 1962


Box 15 Folder 6 Descartes, "Meditations,", 1967


Box 15 Folder 7 Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment," et al, 1953-1962 undated, 1953-1962, undated



Box 16 Folder 1 Dostoevsky, "Notes from the Underground,", 1963-1967


Box 16 Folder 2 Eschenbach, "Parzival,", 1965


Box 16 Folder 3 Euripides, 1937-61


Box 16 Folder 4 Euripides, "Electra,", undated


Box 16 Folder 5-6 Euripides, 1955-1967


Box 16 Folder 7 Fielding, "Tom Jones," 1937-1947 undated, 1937-1947, undated


Box 16 Folder 8 Goethe, "Faust," 1937-1959 [1 of 2], 1937-1959



Box 17 Folder 1 Goethe, "Faust," 1937-1959 [2 of 2], 1937-1959


Box 17 Folder 2 Goethe, "Faust,", 1942-1965


Box 17 Folder 3-4 Herodotus, "The Persian Wars,", 1937-1968


Box 17 Folder 5 Homer, "The Iliad," 1937-1959 undated [1 of 3], 1937-1959, undated


Box 17 Folder 6 Homer, "The Iliad," 1937-1959 undated [2 of 3], 1937-1959, undated



Box 18 Folder 1 Homer, "The Iliad," 1937-1959 undated [3 of 3], 1937-1959, undated


Box 18 Folder 2 Homer, "The Iliad,", undated


Box 18 Folder 3 Homer, "The Odyssey,", 1947-1956


Box 18 Folder 4 Homer, "The Odyssey,", undated


Box 18 Folder 5 Hume, "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion,", 1958


Box 18 Folder 6 Lucian, "Satirical Sketches,", 1962


Box 18 Folder 7-8 Lucretius, "On the Nature of Things,", 1937-1959


Box 18 Folder 9 Lucretius, "On the Nature of Things,", 1961-1968



Box 19 Folder 1 Machiavelli, "The Prince," 1937-1947 undated, 1937-1947, undated


Box 19 Folder 2-3 Milton, "Paradise Lost,", 1937-1967


Box 19 Folder 4 Molière, 1937-1961 [1 of 2], 1937-1961



Box 20 Folder 1 Molière, 1937-1961 [2 of 2], 1937-1961


Box 20 Folder 2 Molière, 1958-1964


Box 20 Folder 3-4 Montaigne, "Essays," 1955-1969 undated, 1955-1969, undated


Box 20 Folder 5 Nietzsche, "Beyond Good and Evil,", 1959


Box 20 Folder 6 Petronius, "The Satyricon,", 1962


Box 20 Folder 7 Plato, "Apology" and "Symposium," 1937-1965 [1 of 3], 1937-1965


Box 20 Folder 8 Plato, "Apology" and "Symposium," 1937-1965 [2 of 3], 1937-1965



Box 21 Folder 1 Plato, "Apology" and "Symposium," 1937-1965 [3 of 3], 1937-1965


Box 21 Folder 2 Plato, "Apology" and "Symposium,", 1954-1967


Box 21 Folder 3-5 Plato, "Republic (1-10),", 1937-1960



Box 22 Folder 1-3 Plato, "Republic (1-10),", 1954-1968


Box 22 Folder 4 Plato, "Symposium, et. al.," 1937-1938 undated, 1937-1938, undated


Box 22 Folder 5 Rabelais, "Gargantua, et. al.,", undated


Box 22 Folder 6 Rousseau, "Confessions,", 1937-1943


Box 22 Folder 7 Shakespeare, "Hamlet, et. al.," 1937-1959 undated [1 of 2], 1937-1959, undated



Box 23 Folder 1 Shakespeare, "Hamlet, et. al.," 1937-1959 undated [2 of 2], 1937-1959, undated


Box 23 Folder 2 Shakespeare, "Henry IV,", 1957-1964


Box 23 Folder 3 Shaw, "Man and Superman,", 1953


Box 23 Folder 4 Sophocles, 1938-1960


Box 23 Folder 5-6 Sophocles, 1960-1968


Box 23 Folder 7 Spinoza, "Ethics," 1937-1961 [1 of 2], 1937-1961



Box 24 Folder 1 Spinoza, "Ethics," 1937-1961 [2 of 2], 1937-1961


Box 24 Folder 2 St. August ine, "Confessions,", undated


Box 24 Folder 3 Swift, "Gulliver's Travels,", 1960-1967


Box 24 Folder 4 Tacitus, 1942-43


Box 24 Folder 5 Thucydides, 1938-1948


Box 24 Folder 6-7 Thucydides, "The Peloponnesian War,", 1952-1968



Box 25 Folder 1-2 Virgil, "Aeneid,", 1937-1955


Box 25 Folder 3-4 Virgil, "Aeneid,", 1956-1968


Box 25 Folder 5 Virgil, "Aeneid,", undated


Box 25 Folder 6-7 Voltaire, "Candide,", 1938-1963


Subseries II.4: Teaching Aids, Bibliographies, and Paper Topics, 1960-1995 undated, 1960-1995, undated

This subseries contains resources such as teaching aids, bibliographies, and published papers. The first three folders (Box 26 Folders 1-3) consist of general Humanities teaching aids and bibliographies. The second group (Box 26 Folder 4 to Box 27 Folder 15) is arranged in alphabetical order by author, title, or theme. The final folder contains study guides and discussion questions for Methods of Critical Analysis.



Box 26 Folder 1 Humanities Paper Topics, 1960 -- 1992, 1960, 1992

(Incomplete)


Box 26 Folder 3 Humanities Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 4 Humanities Ancient Near and Middle East Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 5 Humanities Apuleius Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 6 Humanities Aristophanes Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 7 Humanities Aristotle Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 8 Humanities August ine Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 9 Humanities Jane Austen Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 10 Humanities Bible and Gospel Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 11 Humanities Boccaccio Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 12 Humanities Cervantes Don Quijote Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 13 Humanities Contemporary Issues Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 14 Humanities Dante Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 15 Humanities Deconstruction Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 16 Humanities Descartes Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 17 Humanities Dostoevsky Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 18 Humanities Euripides Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 19 Humanities French Revolution Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 20 Humanities Friedman's Attack on Mead: Rappaport Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 21 Humanities Gargantua Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 22 Humanities Goethe/Faust Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 23 Humanities Greek Drama/Mythology Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 24 Humanities Homer Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 26 Folder 25 Humanities Lincoln/ Gettysburg Address Teaching Aids and Bibliographies



Box 27 Folder 1 Humanities Lucretius Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 2 Humanities Montaigne Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 3 Humanities Newton Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 4 Humanities Petrarch Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 5 Humanities Plato Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 6 Humanities The Princess de Cleves Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 7 Humanities Oresteia Aeschylus Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 8 Humanities Rabelais Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 9 Humanities Sappho Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 10 Humanities Scientific Revolution Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 11 Humanities Shakespeare Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 12 Humanities Sophocles Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 13 Humanities Thucydides Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 14 Humanities Virgil Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 15 Humanities Women Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 27 Folder 16 Methods of Critical Analysis Study Guides, Discussion Questions Fall 1993 Fall 1995, 1993, 1995


Subseries II.5: Reports and Revisions, 1938-1989

This subseries contains documents from various curricular reviews of Humanities A, such as the Stern Committee, experimental sections to merge English A and Humanities A, student questionnaires, and materials related to the 50th anniversary of Humanities A. Folders are mostly chronological, though Stern Committee folders are at the end of the subseries.



Box 28 Folder 11 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1938


Box 28 Folder 12 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1948


Box 28 Folder 13 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1949


Box 28 Folder 14 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1950-1952-3


Box 28 Folder 15 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1953-1954


Box 28 Folder 16 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1954-1955


Box 28 Folder 17 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1956-1958


Box 28 Folder 18 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1960


Box 28 Folder 19 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1963


Box 28 Folder 20 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1964


Box 28 Folder 21 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1965



Box 29 Folder 1 Hum A / English A Experimental Sections, 1965-1967


Box 29 Folder 2 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1966


Box 29 Folder 3 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1968


Box 29 Folder 4 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1969


Box 29 Folder 5 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1971


Box 29 Folder 6 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1972


Box 29 Folder 7 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1972-1973


Box 29 Folder 8 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1974


Box 29 Folder 9 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1978


Box 29 Folder 10 Humanities Reports, Revisions, 1982


Box 29 Folder 11 Humanities Reports, Revisions, undated


Box 29 Folder 12 Humanities 50th Anniversary, 1987


Box 29 Folder 13 Humanities 50th Anniversary, 1987


Box 29 Folder 15 Lit Hum Questionnaire, circa, 1989


Box 29 Folder 16 Stern Committee Humanities, April 1962-December 1962



Box 30 Folder 1 Stern Committee Humanities, January 1963-September 1963


Box 30 Folder 2 Stern Committee, Belknap Subcommittee, December 1962-January 1963