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    Palm Beach Atlantic University
  Dec 10, 2017
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2017-2018

HUM 1033 - Humanities III: The World from 1700 to Present

3 Credit Hour(s)
Third semester of the humanities sequence: the modern and contemporary world (1700 to the present). Examines absolutism, the age of reason, political revolutions, industrial beginnings, development of democratic government, imperialism, the world wars, the gaining of independence of formerly colonial territories [as, e.g. Africa, India, South America], modernism and post-modernism, the post-Cold-War world; emphasis will be placed on key political, social, philosophical, scientific, ideological or cultural themes that shaped this time period. Focusing on the reading of primary texts, readings may include Rousseau, Voltaire, Romantic poets, Marx, Russian Realists, Modernist philosophy and psychology, Experimentation in literature, Existentialist writings, Post-Colonial studies [as e.g. Achebe, Spivak].

Prerequisite: Humanities I: Prehistory through 1000 A.D.  and Humanities II: The World from 1000 to 1700  
Availability: Fall/Spring/Summer

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