Templeton Courses – Dr. Kristen Childers

HON 260  Western Civilization 3: Modern Europe (3 credits)

This course is a study of Modernity, both as a period and as a concept–a problematic concept at the present time, which many people think of as postmodern.  We will pay special attention to the interaction between European modernity and the heritage of Christianity.  The course examines the new skepticism, the modern intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment, and a key literary movement in modernity, Romanticism.  Finally it takes a critical look at the project of modernity from various points of view.  (GE indicator addressed: Knowledgeable about the Arts)