HIST-389 Enlightenment and Revolution

This seminar traces the history of the Enlightenment and French Revolution from a comparative perspective. Using and analyzing secondary and primary sources, the class will explore various themes related to the Enlightenment, including the importance of science, the role women played, the rise of print culture, and the impact of the philosophes. In the second half of the semester, the class will turn its attention to the French Revolution, revolution in the French colonies, and how Americans viewed the Revolution. Prerequisite: 100-level history course or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Diversity.