HIST 230 European Intellectual History

This course is a critical survey of some great ideas that have shaped Western civilization. We will consider, among others, Homer, Sophocles, the Presocratic philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, Cato, Marcus Aurelius, the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, the Scholastics, Machiavelli, Luther, Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Virginia Woolf, and Simone de Beauvoir.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus