Thresholds of the Modern Age

History 285B

Spring 2015
Instructor: 
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Th 4-6p
CCN: 
39888
Units: 
4

The period between 1500 and 1800 was the staging ground for many of the formations characteristic of what we understand to be European modernity: science, capitalism, social leveling, secularism, the disciplines of knowledge, and much more. This research seminar will offer students interested in the period a semester-long opportunity for intensive primary research and the writing of a substantial work of historical analysis on a topic in the field. It will also serve as a complement to this semester's History 280 “Substance of Things Unseen: Matter and Spirit, 1650-1800.” Course is open to all.