CSP 53 Renaissance and Enlightenment Individuals

Experience the European Renaissance and Enlightenment through its artistic and scientific innovation, religious reform, and multivaried personalities. Consider the relationship of contemporary "individuality" to the characteristics of men and women of early modern times. A source reader will provide practice in analyzing texts, as well as objects of material culture, in an age of encounters between cultures. A student may focus on a particular field such as politics/diplomacy, court life, sexuality/gender, crafts and the arts, classical revival, reformation, scientific experiment, mapping the globe, philosophical inquiry, protest literature and salons, or travel and global encounters. Learning collaboratively and discussing two films, students examine the lives of a diversity of men and women and the controversies that their lives provoked. Open only to first year frosh.


4 units


Open only to first year frosh