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21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism, Spring 2004

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2004 2011-02-17T08:57:28Z 2011-02-17T08:57:28Z 2004-06
dc.identifier 21L.002-3-Spring2004
dc.identifier.other 21L.002-3
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-ad1b04b0c749985c0c1847f03e314fa1
dc.description.abstract This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question of the difference between the ancient and the modern world. Students who have taken Foundations of Western Culture I will obviously have an advantage in dealing with this question. Classroom discussion approaches this question mainly through consideration of action and characters, voice and form. en
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dc.subject Western culture en
dc.subject foundations en
dc.subject modernism en
dc.subject texts en
dc.subject literary en
dc.subject philosophical en
dc.subject sociological en
dc.subject secular humanism en
dc.subject human events en
dc.subject individual en
dc.subject social en
dc.subject communal purpose en
dc.subject common en
dc.subject cultural en
dc.subject possession en
dc.subject ancient en
dc.subject modern world en
dc.subject discussion en
dc.subject action en
dc.subject characters en
dc.subject voice en
dc.subject form en
dc.title 21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism, Spring 2004 en
dc.title.alternative Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 302201 en
dc.subject.cip Ancient Studies/Civilization en
dc.subject.cip 050114 en
dc.subject.cip Western European Studies en
dc.subject.cip 301301 en
dc.subject.cip Medieval and Renaissance Studies en 2011-02-17T08:57:29Z

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