Objectives: By the end of the term you should demonstrate an ability to do the following tasks:
Academic Skill Critically analyze literary works representing various genres of Enlightenment writing (autobiography, novel, pamphlet, and journal) for their contribution to the body of human knowledge.
Communication Articulate written and oral positions on ideas that stem from some of the great works of the Enlightenment. Conduct a detailed and sophisticated analysis of a piece of writing, and write an extended argument/discussion of your analysis.
Critical Thinking Apply classical logic to Enlightenment Era issues of human behavior, society, and civilization including themes of freedom, truth, government, human rights, reason, education, religion, and tradition.
Information Literacy Examine the human experience from multidimensional perspectives from leading authors of the Enlightenment including Dashkova, Rousseau, Austen, Paine, and Lewis & Clark.
Lifelong Learning Use advanced social science knowledge, critical thinking skills, and research methodologies that will promote lifelong problem-solving skills, a spirit of inquiry, and professional approach to projects. Build relationships with your colleagues and instructor in this class to make the course more fun and to build useful professional networks.