Writing Assignments

Book Readings

  • Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
  • Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
  • Ben Jonson, The Alchemist
  • Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing World
  • Girolamo Cardano: The Book on Games of Chance

Additional Readings

  • Columbus, The Four Voyages
  • Journals and Other Documents on the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
  • George Sandy, Relation of a Journey (selections)
  • Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (selections)