The Age of Enlightenment

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Age of Enlightenment

Fall 2018

Taught By: Fiore Sireci

Section: A

CRN: 7335

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 10:27am 1/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018