Women and Enlightenment (HIS4123.01)

Carol Pal

The Enlightenment might be considered one of the most enduring revolutions in Europe. The invention of empirical science, new philosophies, and secular discourse of the various Enlightenments (French, Scottish, English, and German) created the intellectual platform on which we are still standing today. It was also a movement in which women were visible and prominent – intellectually bold, politically active, and challenging the status quo in every field. In this course, we follow the women and men who were part of this process, examine similarities and differences, and illuminate the assumptions implicit in the intellectual fabric of our world.

Prerequisites: 1 course in History.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, History, Carol Pal, Wednesday Afternoons.