HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 002 The Enlightenment
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Age of Enlightenment is often considered the origin of the modern world. It has been held responsible for representative democracy, women’s rights, and free trade as well as totalitarianism, scientific racism, and the Holocaust. In order to understand why one historical period could generate such wildly different outcomes (or interpretations), we will first of all seek to understand the Enlightenment on its own terms, as a cultural, political, and intellectual movement in eighteenth-century Europe and its colonies. What kinds of people participated in the Enlightenment, and who was excluded? How did this inclusion and exclusion shape Enlightenment debates about race, gender, and other forms of human difference? About the best kind of economy to put into practice? The best way to reform and re-organize society, church, and state? The existence and attributes of God? The Enlightenment was nothing if not a period of intense reflection and lively debate: critical practices which we will adopt in this seminar, as we then seek answers to some of the most difficult and controversial questions about the Enlightenment’s legacy. How radical was the Enlightenment? Did it in fact pave the way for the revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries? Did the Enlightenment create the modern world — and if so, is this something to celebrate? What kind of world did it create?

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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24602
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
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27089
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8
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LEC)
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24601
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2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
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27423
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17
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (LEC)
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27424
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10
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (LEC)
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29204
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8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (LEC)
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29220
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Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
24380
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Wolv. Access
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (DIS)
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26193
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Wolv. Access
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
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26194
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Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying, 611 Church St.
ISBN: 9780521546812
The Enlightenment, Author: Dorinda Outram, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2. ed. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0872200477
Basic political writings, Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated and edited by Donald A. Cress ; introduced by Peter Gay., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. [Nachdr.] 1987
Required
ISBN: 0865970068
The Glasgow edition of the works and correspondence of Adam Smith, Author: general eds.: R.H. Campbell ..., Publisher: Liberty Press Repr. 1981
Required
ISBN: 081353531X
Nature's body gender in the making of modern science, Author: Londa Schiebinger, Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press 2. paperba 2006
Required
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