Majors, Minors & Degrees:
A seminar on early modern European culture up to the French Revolution, with emphasis on changing family relations, political structures, religious and scientific thought, and social and economic conditions, culminating in the Enlightenment and religious revivals.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 116 Western Civilization through Literature 1500 - Present.
A chronological survey of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present, focusing on the literary record which exemplifies changing societies; artistic and literary styles; and philosophical, religious, and political patterns. The course will include a reexamination of Biblical texts in the Reformation, the revival and imitation of classical texts in the Renaissance, absolutism and its critics, the revolutionary and Romantic movements, ethnic minorities, colonialism, the crisis of Western thought in the twentieth century, and the impact of totalitarianism.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)