Independent Readings in the French Revolution

Summer 2019 Full Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 6 8 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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Students will work independently, studying the social, political, gender and intellectual trajectories of the French Revolution from 1789 through the Terror and the Napoleonic Empire.  To understand the origins of the Revolution, students will read philosophy and political theory from Enlightenment authors like Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu.  Students will share a reading list in common and have the option to meet periodically for book discussions as a group and with the faculty member.  Since this is an independent readings course, students enrolled at different credit levels will read different texts and write different numbers of essays.  Students enrolled for more 8 credits will complete a library research paper on one aspect of the Enlightenment or the French Revolution. This class can be taken by students who are 100% off-campus.

Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

Full Session (8): 40080
Full Session (6): 40081
Full Session (4): 40082

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

history, law, journalism, education, politics, government, philosophy, gender studies

Credits
4
6
8
Variable Credit Options

Students will work independently, meeting occasionally or communicating via email with faculty and other students; assignments will differ for 4, 6 and 8 credits; students enrolled for 8 credits will complete a library research project on a topic of their choice.  This independent readings contract is well suited to students who are entirely off-campus.

Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day
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Location
Olympia