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ENGL 1720 Creating the Modern Identity: Power, Politics, and Propaganda from the Renaissance to the 21st Century (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Who and what influences modern identity? Is my place in society defined by my class, gender and education? What aspects of contemporary globalization emerge from the humanist ideals of the Renaissance? Is it an age of genius and entrepreneurship or of exploration and exploitation? How do the poems, paintings, letters and prayers created in this time of intellectual, political, and religious upheaval connect to our contemporary understanding of the self in relation to the other? Visits to museums and historic sites around Boston will offer students additional opportunities to interpret the subtle and overt examples of propaganda, past and present.

Instructor(s): Susan Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions

Last Updated: 06-Mar-17