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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 43.02 European Intellectual and Cultural History, 1400-1800

This course will introduce students to major developments in European culture and thought from the 14th-18th centuries, paying particular attention to the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.  Substantial class time will be devoted to group discussion of primary texts with the aim of fostering each student’s ability to analyze and contextualize works in the Western intellectual tradition.  Key authors include Machiavelli, Erasmus, Calvin, Luther, Galileo, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: EUR, pre-1700/pre-1800; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: EUR, premodern.


  • Fall