2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 332 - The Enlightenment in Europe

(3.00 cr.)

The eighteenth century is often described as the Age of Reason, for the Enlightenment institutionalized the methodology of critical analysis in all areas of human thought and action. Yet, the eighteenth century is both more and less than this triumph of reason implies, for any such monolithic interpretation belies the complex interrelationships and compromises on issues such as monarchical power, political equality, social reorganization, and the seductive power of science to transform the world of men and thereby liberate them. But as the Marquis de Sade suggests, liberation for what and for whom?

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: GT



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