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HUM400 - The Development of Western Thought Iv: The Modern Age
HUM400 extends the themes and chronology introduced in HUM100, HUM200, and HUM301 beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the contemporary world. The course focusses on the emergence of industrialism, nationalism, and modernity during the 19th Century and the influence of those broad historical currents on Western society, culture, politics, and economics. In its study of the 20th Century, the course places particular emphasis on the challenges raised by ideologies such as liberalism, socialism, totalitarianism and militarism. The multi-disciplinary approach, with its variety of lecturing faculty members, continues in HUM400. Upon completing HUM400, students will be familiar with many of the elements that formed the foundation of the modern world.
HUM418 - Topics In Modern Western Civilization
Humanities 418 is a fourth-semester seminar course in the Liberal Arts program. It focuses on a variety of topics within the Modern Period. HUM418 is a student-centered course emphasizing classroom participation, discussion of the assigned readings, and honing skills related to practical academic research, analysis, and writing. Upon completing HUM418, students will possess a fuller understanding of modernity and will have developed critical thinking and academic writing skills expected of second-year university students.