21H.142 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and the 19th Centuries


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Considers the ways in which social theorists, institutional reformers, and political revolutionaries in this period seized upon insights developed in the natural sciences and mathematics to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Students study trials, art, literature and music to understand developments in Europe and its colonies in these two centuries. Covers works by Newton, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marx, and Darwin. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.142 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Ravel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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