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CS92PROD
The Modern and the Postmodern

HIST 214
Spring 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 214, CHUM 214
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

In this course we shall examine how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change during the last 200 years. Our readings shall be drawn from a variety of areas--philosophy, the novel, music, painting, and photography--and we shall be concerned with the relations between culture and historical change. Finally, we shall try to determine what it means to be modern today, and whether it makes sense to go beyond the modern to the postmodern.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(COL)(CSCT)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on NOV-17-2019
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