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THE ENLIGHTENMENT (HIS-224054)

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Course Description:


Study the 18th century Enlightenment that changed the perception of the universe, rocked the thrones of Europe, shook the roots of religious heterodoxy and gave new dimensions to philosophy, literature and the arts. Read classic studies by Enlightenment scholars and analyze the influences of the Enlightenment upon the development of the United States policy and the role of women in Europe and beyond. Develop a set of personal conclusions and assess the contemporary meaning of the Enlightenment.

Recommended: previous study in World History 2 or equivalent, and two years college credit.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities for 4 credits or Western Civilization for 4 credits.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full;Western Civilization-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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