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On the Dawn of Modernity

POBS 0910 S01 [CRN: 16732]

We will analyze how a new mindset that would later be called modernity slowly emerged from the medieval world and how the trials and errors of the 15th and 16th century navigators helped shape that transformation. The seminar is interdisciplinary insofar as the readings will include developments in astronomy, geography, shipbuilding, mathematics, philosophy, as well as what could be called early anthropology, as stepping stones to the first scientific revolution. Conducted in English. Enrollment limited to: 19. Reserved for First Year students.
Term
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
19
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020