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ENGL 206 M - Enlightenment Lit and Culture

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study in Anglophone and global texts from the period 1600 to 1800, with attention to cultural and historical contexts. Course Information: Same as CWL 257. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

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English 206 (Enlightenment Literature and Culture); cross-listed as CWL 257There is certainly no moment in history when the world suddenly ceased to be old and became new or modern. But Europe in the long eighteenth century, during the period known as -the Enlightenment,- witnessed unprecedented social, economic, cultural, and political changes that collectively produced a giant leap toward the world we inhabit today. It was an age of revolution and of newfound faith in the rights of the individual, though these rights were by no means extended to all. It was an age of reason, of tremendous advances in science and technology, though reason was by no means the only altar at which so-called enlightened men and women worshipped: God and sentiment remained powerful forces throughout the long eighteenth century. This course offers an introduction to the Enlightenment by focusing on a select group of highly influential literary and non-literary works of the period, primarily from Bri

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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