T PHIL 355
Looks at how since the sixteenth century, new and competing ways of understanding ourselves, the natural and human worlds, and our place in them, have defined European modernity. Examines a selection of original artistic, scientific, philosophical, and literary texts. Emphasizes reading, discussion, and writing.
In this course, we will look at how works (texts, video material, works of art) explore and define what it means to live in a world where "all that is solid melts into air," and the only constants are change and the growing fragmentation of experience.
Student learning goals
Critical thinking: students will know how to engage with texts and other materials in a critical and constructive manner.
Enhance oral communications skills through presentations and class discussions.
Develop interdisciplinary analytical skills in the examination of values and discourses.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading