SEWANEE HUMN 210 - Syllabus (10 pages)

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Humn 210 - Modern Intellectual Traditions
Modern Intellectual Traditions Documents

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Humanities 201 The Early Modern World Tradition and Criticism in Western Culture Frontispiece The Great Instauration 1620 Description of Humanities 201 In Humanities 201 we will be studying the period spanning 1350 1791 through an interdisciplinary lens with particular emphasis on English History Art History and Philosophy Our exploration will begin will a look at the diverse and sometimes contradictory legacies of Renaissance Humanism as well as the impact of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations on the peoples of Western Europe Mid semester brings us to an age of discovery both scientific and geographic as we consider the ways the New Science and New World exploration affected the way both nature and human nature were perceived We will conclude with an examination of Enlightenment efforts to re frame both the past and the future to overcome the human predicament in Rousseau s words man is born free and everywhere he is in chains Central texts for our discussions will include the writings of Machiavelli and Descartes Shakespeare s Tempest Milton s Paradise Lost Vasari s Lives of the Artists and the art of Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio Rousseau s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality and Mary Wollstonecraft s Vindication of the Rights of Woman The day by day syllabus for Humanities 201 which begins on page five details your academic obligations for the semester This semester will also allow you to demonstrate your competency in visual analysis A short section of your final exam will require you to situate an unfamiliar work of art in its probably cultural artistic and historic contexts Humanities 201 Faculty Advent 2008 Glenn Kumhera Guerry 10 gkumhera x1370 Kelly Malone Gailor 24 kmalone x3368 Andrew Moser Guerry 125 amoser x3350 Jeanne Marie Musto Carnegie 301 jmmusto x1493 1 Required Texts and Materials for Humanities 201 Note The following materials are available at University Book Supply and on reserve at duPont Coffin et al Western Civilizations volume



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