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

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2004 en_US 2004-06
dc.identifier 21L.002-3-Spring2004
dc.identifier local: 21L.002-3
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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_US
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dc.subject Western culture en_US
dc.subject foundations en_US
dc.subject modernism en_US
dc.subject texts en_US
dc.subject literary en_US
dc.subject philosophical en_US
dc.subject sociological en_US
dc.subject secular humanism en_US
dc.subject human events en_US
dc.subject individual en_US
dc.subject social en_US
dc.subject communal purpose en_US
dc.subject common en_US
dc.subject cultural en_US
dc.subject possession en_US
dc.subject ancient en_US
dc.subject modern world en_US
dc.subject discussion en_US
dc.subject action en_US
dc.subject characters en_US
dc.subject voice en_US
dc.subject form en_US
dc.title 21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism, Spring 2004 en_US
dc.title.alternative Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism en_US

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