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ALL 1st year core course books for sale

Jul. 14th, 2007 | 08:00 pm
posted by: willsamuel in bhums

Typically I like to keep the books myself, but I find myself in a bit of a pickle.  I am no longer in the beloved B.Hums program and thus the only general and practical use I can find for the books will be many years from now when I can afford to purchase them again.  So, without further delay I will rip the exact text from my facebook and ask that interested parties email (or msn me) at willsamuel@hotmail.com.  I can bring them to campus, but I rather you pick them up at my home near Algonquin College because they are more than two cubits in length and weigh a lot.

Are you a new Humanities student? Do you want to save money on a great deal? Then you best message me and fast!!!

All HUMS Year 1 books are for sale! This is a batch sale for $200 (and must be bought by the end of July)! You can pick them up at my home or beg me to lug them to campus (it’s a lot of weight btw).

Books include CLCV2000, HUMS1000 and HUMS1005 courses from 06/07 (in no particular order):

The Odyssey of Homer - Lattimore
Metamorphoses – Ovid
The Library of Greek Mythology – Apollodorus
Hindu Myths
Theogony . Works and Days – Hesoid
Myths from Mesopotamia
The Bhagavad-Gita – Stoller Miller
The Upanisads
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
Love Song of the Dark Lord – Miller
Symposium – Plato
Greek Tragedies 1 – Grene & Lattimore
The Iliad of Homer – Lattimore
The Aeneid – Virgil
The Analects – Confucius * Some damage to front cover, but otherwise fine
The New Oxford Annotated Bible
Insude the Cult - Whitehouse

My total cost for the year on the books was far above the $200 asking price, and I bought a couple of “used” books in the list (but they are in great condition!). If interested, please immediately message me as I expect these to go very fast.

Cheers, and good luck in your program choice :D

ps.  Also if you know of someone taking PSCI2300 in the fall as a 2nd year elective I have those too (and some of them are useful for HUMS 3rd and 4th year I am told, but I am only selling them as a lot item):

That's right, I am selling all of my PSCI2300 text from the 06/07 year! Get them now, they'll go fast.

Titles include

On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life - Nietzsche
The Prince - Machiavelli
The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels
Reason in History - Hegel
Leviathan - Hobbes
Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle
The Politics - Aristotle
The Republic of Plato - Bloom
Four Texts on Socrates - Plato & Aristophanes

All books are in like new condition... Only a couple of marks on the covers, spines are well intact (as though I didn't read them *whistles*) with only a few highlighted passages in some of the later books.

Message ASAP, I can bring these books to campus or you can pick them up from my home near Algonquin College area.

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Jun. 17th, 2007 | 09:27 pm
posted by: atheilen in bhums

Hi. I'm Sarah, and I will be starting in the Humanities this fall. Thought I'd make a post here and introduce myself. I live in BC, but have been to Ottawa many times and love it, so I'm looking forward to moving there for a while.

So, my info:

Name: Sarah
Year of entry: 2007
Stream: A (though I may double-major in Political Science. I've decided to wait to make a final decision on that until I see what the courses in Humanities are like.)
Why I chose the Humanities: The reading list. It seemed very much like a thinking person's library, AKA all the books I would never have time to read if I chose another major. I was all set to apply to Journalism and then clicked on the college's website randomly a week before the deadline. I think I can say that that was the fastest portfolio ever constructed. It was followed by the slowest admissions process ever, because first my transcripts went missing, then I had to send some more, and then they had to evaluate my credits.

Can anyone tell me a little about the program? Which professors are good? How heavy is the workload? What's the mentorship program like?

Hope to meeet some of you soon!

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is HDMC over?

May. 18th, 2007 | 10:08 am
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

So, I guess with the summer here we've all lost interest in the Deathmatch Challenge. Let me know when you want to see it come back...

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HDMC 07, Round 2, Fight 2

May. 16th, 2007 | 12:18 pm
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

Monday's winner:

Hera (3 votes)


Zeus (0 votes)

Why so few votes? Did I post too late? Whatever the case, Hera shuts Zeus out to move on to round three.

Featured commentary:
"Hahahahaha...I think I hear thunder rumbling, and the great lightning bolt is starting to gather...OH NO, WAIT IT STOPPED. What's that sound I hear now? Sounds...Sounds kinda like a whip...KWAAATICH! KWAAATICH!" - Jason

Today's match:




Two water dragons. Only one space available in round three. Which one will move on? Vote now to decide.

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HDMC 07, Round 2, Fight 1

May. 14th, 2007 | 03:43 pm
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

Sorry for the delay folks:

Friday's winner:

Gautama Buddha (3 votes)


Lord Ganesha (2 votes)

The Awakened One moves on to round two, leaving the son of Shiva to join his mother and father in the loser's circle.

Featured commentary:
"If Ganesha's so tough, why'd he get his human head cut off in the first place? (Infancy is no excuse). Plus the Buddha has that extra lump of brain on the top of his head to help him devise some wiley win tactics." - Melissa

Today's fight:




We haven't seen mac-daddy Zeus since the first fight of round one. Now he must face perhaps his greatest challenge: his wife! Which one will be the first into round three? That's up to you to decide.

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HDMC 07, Round 1, Fight 32

May. 11th, 2007 | 08:12 am
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

Wednesday's winner:

Moses (3 votes)


Durga (2 votes)

A genuine surprise today, as Moses beats out the goddess Durga to take the second-last battle of round one.

Featured commentary:
"mm let's see... multiple armed warrior woman riding lion vs. guy who tried to weasel his way out of being YHWH's messenger, turned some staffs into snakes, and wrote down some stuff on stone tablets. Clearly, YHWH was the strong arm behind all the plague causing and whatnot. Since this isn't a Moses & YHWH tagteam fight, Durga's trident will easily triumph over Moses." - Melissa

Today's match:

Gautama Buddha, the historic founder of Buddhism


Lord Ganesha, the Hindu remover of obstacles

A veritable Battle of the Bulge ends our first round. Which one hasn't got in in their considerable belly to move on to round deuce? That up to you to decide. Round two will begin Monday.

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HDMC 07, Round 1, Fight 31

May. 9th, 2007 | 09:44 am
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

Monday's winner:

Saint Augustine (3 votes)


Cicero (1 vote)

Augustine moves on to round two. We're losing voters faster than I can steal pears...

Featured commentary:
"Auggie all the way. He may feel bad about it afterwards, but it was worth the blood shed at the time. He's never really been that great at holding back anyway." - Heather

Today's match:

Moses, hero of the Hebrews


Durga, slayer of the buffalo-headed daemon

Second-last fight of round one. Who's got it to make it to the next round? That's up to you, so vote now.

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HDMC 07, Round 1, Fight 30

May. 7th, 2007 | 08:30 am
posted by: bluestknight in bhums

Friday's winner:

Dante Alighieri (3 votes)


Saint Peter (2 votes)

Everyone's favorite poet moves on to round two, while everyone's favorite saint (note: this may be a lie) is left broken and bloody at the pearly gates.

Featured commentary:
"That's the funny thing, they DIDN'T even meet at the Gates. Peter was such a WUSS that he sent an Angel with the keys to meet Dante at the gates in Purgatory. He doesn't get the guts to face Dante until they are in the Heaven of the Fixed Stars, and even then with his posse of Apostles, Adam, and the Church Triumphant. And Dante still whoops them. The Rock? Puuuuhhhleeeeeaze." - Jason (if for nothing more than pointing out the errors in my post... yeah, it's been a while since I read Dante)

Today's match:

Saint Augustine, awesome Carthaginian


Cicero, wicked Roman

Which one's got the brains and the balls to move on to round two? It's up to you to decide.

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Perhaps a stupid question...

May. 6th, 2007 | 04:51 pm
location: Exeter, England
music: Great Big Sea/Sons of Maxwell
posted by: smilingplatypus in bhums

Hi guys, hope you're enjoying the end of exams!  (They are still to come for me...)

Just a quick question.  Please humour the poor exchange student who's out of touch with all things Carleton!

Basically, I would like to apply to be a TA next year (it'll be my fourth).  I'm looking at History, partly because I'm assuming the competition for Hums TA-ships is fierce!  I'm sure there are some present/past TAs in this community, so... is it possible to apply when you've been abroad the previous year?  If so, when do the applications start, and where do I find information about applying?  Any other info would be fabulous.  Okay, so maybe that was more than one question.  I'm pretty sure it's insanely early for this, but I have a rather... insistent mother who bugs me about it every time I talk to her, so here I am, bothering you all! 

Thanks!  Miss you guys!  I made a Tao Te Ching reference the other day, and nobody got it... sigh.

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