Many aspects of the modern view of the world developed in Europe between 1700 and 1900. With particular reference to Britain, this unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas about the relationship between humans and nature. It is designed to provide an historical background to contemporary debates over such topics as science, religion, environmentalism, racism, sexism and human evolution.
ASSESSMENT: Class participation, including a 500-word essay (20%), 2,500 word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)
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