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Western Heritage

Heritage Texts

The texts selected for study in Western Heritage are outstanding works of literature, social and political philosophy, and science. The following texts are read in Western Heritage I and II. Please note, translations and editions may vary. Please purchase the specific edition specified by your professor, available in the Carthage Bookstore.

Fall 2019 — Western Heritage I

  • Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Sappho, If Not, Winter
  • Plato, The Republic
  • Holy Bible

Spring 2020 — Western Heritage II

  • Shakespeare, The Tempest
  • Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Rousseau, The First and Second Discourse
  • Austen, Persuasion
  • Morrison, Song of Solomon