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Humanities 4: Culture from 1700


The course provides a general introduction to the emergence and development of modernism, modernity, and modern culture from the 17th century to the present, with an emphasis on Western civilizations. Students query the distinctive qualities and transformations of the "modern" world by considering selected primary works in philosophy, history, literature, criticism, and the arts. Typical topics include the rise of rationalist, materialist, and empirical methods of knowing; the clash of traditional ideas and the new science; the quest for social, political, and economic liberty and justice; the conflict between individualism and collectivism; the tension between romantic and classical visions of humanity; the emergence and consequences of subjectivity; and the challenges of postmodern theory and practice. (Catalog Description)


Syllabus Spring 2013.pdfSyllabus Spring 2013.pdf

Assignment Schedule Spring 2013 Revised.pdfAssignment Schedule Spring 2013 Revised.pdf

Handouts, PowerPoints, Etc.

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Exam 3 Study Guide.pdfExam 3 Study Guide.pdf

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