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HUM 112 Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II

The second half of the year-long course ``Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas'', continues the study of culture through examination of texts through the periods of the Late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and up to modern times. The course focuses on several themes, most importantly, the concepts of Modernity and Knowledge, Individualism, Cross-Cultural Contact, Social Order and Disorder. As in HUM 111, close reading and discussion of primary texts is the vehicle for the course. Grading is based on a course project, a mid-term examination or term-paper, comprehensive final examination, reading quizzes and class participation. Required authors include, among others: Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Kafka. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: HUM 111 or HUM 121.

Autumn Semester (Costantino Costantini, Angelina Del Balzo, Michael Kurt Ozment, Buffy Ann Turner)

Spring Semester (William Norman Coker, Costantino Costantini, Angelina Del Balzo, Patrick Flaherty Fessenbecker, Mihaela P. Harper, Dragan Ilic, Scott Allen Kennedy, Nathan Paul Leidholm, Victor Lenthe, Marjan Mohammadi, Andrew Jonathan Ploeg, Matthew Thomas Stoltz, Buffy Ann Turner)

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