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The Modern and the Postmodern

HIST 214
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 214, CHUM 214
Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory

In this course we shall examine how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change during the last two hundred years. Our readings shall be drawn from a variety of areas--philosophy, the novel, music, painting, and photography--and we shall be concerned with the relations between culture and historical change. Finally, we shall try to determine what it means to be modern today, and whether it makes sense to go beyond the modern to the postmodern.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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