The Age of Enlightenment

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Age of Enlightenment

Spring 2021

Taught By: Fiore Sireci

Section: A

CRN: 6928

Credits: 3

Western thinkers in the 17th and 18th centuries fiercely questioned the world around them. They engaged in an optimistic project to understand the physical universe, the formation of world societies, and the workings of the human mind. These explorations launched many of the sciences and academic disciplines as we know them today, such as psychology, progressive medicine, sociology, and modern history. 'Dare to know' is how one philosopher summed up the spirit of the Enlightenment, and the course encourages this spirit of thorough study and friendly debate. Readings include Bacon, Voltaire, Locke, Newton, Alexander Pope, Diderot, Benjamin Franklin, and Mary Shelley.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:46pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021