HUM301 - Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III

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Subject Title
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III

Subject Description

HUM301 extends the themes and chronology introduced in HUM100 and HUM200 beginning with the 16th-century Reformation and extending to the 18th-century Enlightenment. The course focuses in particular on the impact of the Protestant Reformation and religious warfare during the 16th and 17th Centuries; the development of centralized monarchies and nation states; the period beginning in the 15th Century of European exploration, expansion, and colonization; the effects of early capitalism on traditional society; and the influence of the 17th-century Scientific Revolution and the 18th-century Enlightenment on European thought, culture, and politics. The multi-disciplinary approach, with its variety of lecturing faculty members, continues in HUM301 but places additional emphasis on a social history approach. Upon completing HUM301, students will be familiar with the elements that laid the foundation of the modern world.

Credit Status
This course is required for all students in the Liberal Arts Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the causes and consequences of major socio-political structures and historical events of western society in the 15th to 18th centuries CE.
  2. Explain the historical importance of major social and intellectual developments during the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
  3. Discuss the biases and prejudice evident in colonialism, slavery, and/or gender roles in the early modern period.
  4. Interpret a variety of primary source materials to explain key ideas and customs in western society in the early modern period.
  5. Support a unified and well-developed essay with relevant facts and ideas synthesized from multiple sources.

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