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Iona College Honors Program: Hon201 - Honors Humanities Seminar III (The Modern World)

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The Modern World

This seminar involves a multi-disciplinary exploration of the period that historians, philosophers, and theologians usually designate as the "Modern Age." The literature of the seminar spans the 15th to 18th centuries, and the course thus includes a critical appreciation of the artistic, philosophical, and theological achievements of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the emergence of the modern nation state, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution, and the French Revolution. The required readings of the seminar will be further illuminated by research into the various artistic temperaments that underlie "The Modern Age:" early and later mannerism, renaissance humanism, baroque glamour and grandiosity, as well as the revolutionary scientific and political thought that characterized the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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