Literature Humanities



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Columbia Core Text Comparative Chart (2010-2011)



Literature Humanities

Music Humanities

Art Humanities

Contemporary Civilization

800 - 500 BCE

(Archaic Greek Writings)



Iliad, Homer c. 7th-8th Century BCE
Hymn to Demeter, c. 7th Century BCE
Epic of Gilgamesh, c. 7th Century BCE
Odyssey, Homer 7th-8th Century BCE










500 - 300 BCE: (Classical Greek/ Hellenistic Works)

The Histories, Herodotus 450-420 BCE
Oresteia, Aeschylus 458 BCE
Oedipus, Sophocles 429 BCE
Medea, Euripides 431 BCE
History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides c. 405 BCE
Lysistrata, Aristophanes 411 BCE
Symposium, Plato c. 380 BCE




Parthenon 447-432 BCE

Republic, Plato c. 380 BCE
Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle c. 350 BCE
Politics, Aristotle c. 350 BCE
Epicurus Readings c. 310 BCE


500 BCE - 50 CE

(Biblical Texts)



Genesis, Job
Luke, John c. 50 CE







Exodus, Isiah, Ecclesiates
Matthew, Romans, Galatians c. 50 CE

25 BCE - 500 CE

(Roman Writings)



Aeneid, Virgil 19BCE
Metamorphoses, Ovid 8 CE
Confessions, Augustine 398 CE







Meditations, Marcus Aurelius c. 180-170 BCE*
Handbook, Epictetus c. 130 BCE
City of God, Augustine c. 413 CE

500 –1400

(Medieval Writings/ Music, Gothic Architecture)



Divine Comedy, Dante 1321
Decameron, Boccaccio 1353

Gregorian Chant (900’s-1200’s )
Hildegard of Bingen 1098 – 1179

Amiens Cathedral c. 1220-1288

Qur’an 610-632
Medieval Rationalism/

Mysticism Readings (Aquinas, Al-Ghazali) c. 1100-1275



1400 - 1750

(Renaissance and Baroque Art and Music)



Essays, Montaigne 1580
King Lear, Shakespeare 1606
Don Quixote, Cervantes 1605, 1615

Josquin des Prez c. 1450 -1521
The Madrigal c. 1500-1600
Montiverdi 1567 – 1643
Handel 1685-1759
Bach 1685-1750

Raphael 1483-1520

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Michelangelo 1475-1564


Breugel c. 1525-1569
Bernini 1598-1680
Rembrandt 1606-1669

The Prince, Machiavelli 1532
Discourses, Machiavelli c. 1517
Protestant Reformation Readings
Discourse on Method, Descartes 1637*
Meditations, Descartes 1641
New World Readings (Vitoria, de las Casas, de Sepulveda) 1500’s
Letter to the Grand Duchess, Galileo 1615
Leviathan, Hobbes 1651
Second Treatise, Hobbes 1691
Letter on Toleration, Hobbes 1698

1730 - 1900

(Classical and Romantic Music, Romantic and Impressionist Art)



Pride and Prejudice, Austen 1813
Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky 1866

Haydn 1732- 1809
Mozart 1756- 1791
Beethoven 1770-1827
Schubert 1797- 1828
Chopin 1810- 1849
Berlioz 1803- 1869
Wagner 1813- 1883
Verdi 1813- 1901

Goya 1746-1828
Monet 1840-1926


Discourse on Inequality, Rousseau 1751
Candide, Voltaire 1759*
Social Contract, Rousseau 1762
Wealth of Nations, Smith 1776
Enquiry Concerning Principles of Morals OR Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume 1751, 1748
“What is Enlightenment?”, Kant 1784
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant 1785
American Revolution Texts 1770-90
French Revolution Texts (Robespierre, Sieyès) 1780’s
Reflections on the Revolution in France, Burke 1790
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Wollstonecraft 1792
Democracy in America, Tocqueville 1835, 1840
Introduction to the Philosophy of History, Hegel 1840
On Liberty, Mill 1859
Marx Readings
Origins of Species, Darwin 1859
Utilitarianism, Mill 1861*
Descent of Man, Darwin 1871
On the Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche 1887

20th Century

(Modern Works)



To the Lighthouse, Woolf 1927

Debussy 1862-1918
Stravinsky 1882-1971
Berg 1885-1935
Schoenberg 1874 – 1951
American Composers mid-1900’s
Jazz mid/early-1900’s

Picasso 1881-1973
Wright 1867-1959
Le Corbusier 1887-1965
Pollock 1912-1956
Warhol 1928-1987

The Souls of Black Folk, Dubois 1903
Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis OR Civilization and its Discontents, Freud 1909, 1930
The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy, Schmidt 1923*
Three Guineas, Wolf 1939
The Second Sex, de Beauvoir 1949*
The Human Condition, Arendt 1958*
The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon 1961*
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn 1962*
A Theory of Justice, Rawls 1971*
Discipline and Punish, Foucault 1975*
Towards a Feminist Theory of State, MacKinnon 1989*

* Indicates Optional Reading


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