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Michael Forman
T PHIL 355
Tacoma Campus

The Mind of Modernity

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Forman
Date: 06/15/2011