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Modernism: Critical Perspectives
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course offers an overview of the historical and cultural context of the modern period from the mid 1850s to 1945. It is designed to offer students a context in which to understand not only the key issues and innovations central to artistic modernism but also the ways in which modernism forms the basis for much of our understanding of contemporary culture. Students will consider how historical forces such as the rise of literacy and the working class, industrialization, colonialism, revolution, women’s rights, and the World Wars created contexts in which innovation and critical approaches to art emerged.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took HUMN 3B04: Understanding Modernism or took HUMN 3B90: Special Topic in Humanities: Understanding Modernism in the 2004/2005 academic year may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:54 AM