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HONR 3302 Twentieth Century and the Tradition II (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The second semester of this course deals with the key cultural issues of the latter half of the century, especially those grouped under the heading of Postmodernity. Here the focus will be on the fundamental critique of the tradition posed by post-structuralist cultural theories, feminism, deconstructionism, the communications revolution, changing views of non-Western cultures, and new perspectives centering on race, ethnicity, and gender. The crucial question to be addressed is whether, and on what terms, it is possible to construct a reliable identity and an adequate basis for moral choice and political action.


Instructor(s): Christopher Constas, Kevin Newmark, Martin Cohen, Michael Martin and Susan Mattis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14