The Modern World investigates ideas and values from the scientific revolution of the 17th century to WWII, emphasizing the various revolutions: scientific, political, industrial and social (e.g., the rise of feminism), and their influence on philosophy, religion, literature and the arts. Fall and Spring. (Fewer sections offered in the fall.)
Prerequisite: HUM 214.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students demonstrate knowledge of the intellectual and cultural trends of modern civilization as global.
- Students identify different values and worldviews, with an emphasis upon understanding relationships: between government, religion, art, and science and between the individual , society, and the global community.
- Students write a well-supported, organized, and clearly articulated argument using both primary and secondary sources, and correct documentation style.
- Students critically analyze, in writing and orally, religious and secular philosophies, power-structures and their meaning in the modern world.