Modern Humanities 1302

This course is an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective introduction to the cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic forms critical to the development of our individual and social values.


Introduction

  • Week 1: What is Modernity?

Britain, the US, and USSR send delegates to discuss
a modern, post–Nazi Europe

1945

Unit I. The Rebirth of Reason

  • Week 2: The Italian Renaissance
  • Week 3: Reason & Reformation
  • Week 4: The Counter–Reformation
  • Week 5: The Scientific Revolution

Unit II. The Rise of the Avant Garde

  • Week 6: The Neo–Classical World
  • Week 7: The Romantics Strike Back
  • Week 8: Modern Art

Unit III. Empire & Colonialism

  • Week 9: Europe in India
  • Week 10: Europe in China
  • Week 11: Europe in Japan
  • Week 12: Europe in Africa

Unit IV: The World at War

  • Week 13: Remapping the World
  • Week 14: The Twentieth Century
  • Week 15: The Postmodern Turn