HIST 2086

HIST 2086

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

From at least the 18th century, the western world has had an almost unshakable faith in the idea of progress, that each generation improves on the accomplishments of the last, and that the pursuit of economic development, technological innovation, and scientific discovery will inevitably lead to a better life for everyone. But what if none of this is true? This seminar explores the concept of modernity through the eyes of some of its greatest critics. Among the authors that we will read and discuss are: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Mary Shelley, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, and Michel Foucault.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, ETM-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU) (HEU)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16647HIST 2086  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Limited to 15 students with preference given to those attending in person.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20448HIST 2086  SEM 102

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Friedland, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Limited to 15 students with preference given to those attending in person.