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HUM:102Humanities: 1600 to the Present4

This course explores the development of Western culture from the Early Modern Era (circa 1600) to the present. The focus of the course is the attitudes, emotions and ideas manifested in or expressed by the art, architecture, music, philosophy, literature and religion as they develop from the 17th century to the present. The course will trace the development of classical and popular music, art, literature and philosophy, and especially the growing impact of science on the arts, music and ideas of the last 150 years. Throughout the course, special attention is given to the social and historical context in which the art, music and ideas were/are created. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.