History of Ideas

History of Ideas
Interrelationship of influential ideas and historical events from the end of the eighteenth century to the present.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
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 ProgramsContaining HIST 312
Course Outcomes

Recognize Historical Periodization

Recognize the usefulness, but also the problematic nature of historical periodization.

Trace Influence of Ideas

Relate and trace how ideas continue to influence societies and their institutions

Develop Interdsciplinary Thinking Skills

Develop interdisciplinary, synthetic, thinking skills, particularly in being able to see history in cultural artifacts and then identify and place these into discursive contexts.

Historical Knowledge of Approaches to Intellectual History

Identify broadly how different approaches to intellectual history operate, e.g. Lovejoy, Cambridge School (Skinner), Berlin, Koselleck, Strauss, etc.

Recognize the Development of Modern Thought

Awaken in you the realization of how certain modes of modern thought that you might have taken for granted as having existed "forever" can be seen as developments in response to specific historical circumstances.

Conflict Resolution

Explain how ideas, when extended to their logical conclusions, may challenge your personal world view and consider, as well as articulate, how to resolve such conflicts.

Analytical Writing

Write an intellectual history research paper.