May 30, 2023  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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