The Enlightenment in Europe
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An examination of Enlightenment thought and culture in 18th-century Europe. Topics include: the birth of the 'science of man'; the social world of the French philosophes; the impact of the South Sea voyages on European conceptions of human nature; the debate over the possibility of human progress; new forms of historical analysis; human sexuality; the rise of Deistic and secular understandings of natural law and morality.
Notes: - Credit will be granted for only one of 383B, 383.
- 260, 382A and/or 382B, 383A strongly recommended.
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.