Independent Readings in the French Revolution

Summer 2021 Full Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 15
4 6 8 Credits per quarter
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Students 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, and study 18th-century French culture and society.  Students will share a reading list in common and have the option to participate in asynchronous book chats via Canvas as a group and with the faculty member. Students enrolled at different credit levels will read different texts and write different numbers of essays.  Students enrolled for 8 credits will complete a research paper on one aspect of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, or Haitian Revolution, using available on-line scholarly sources. Credits are awarded in history, political theory, gender studies, and/or art history depending on each student's specific interests and focus.

 

This class does not require any synchronous (zoom) meetings - students complete the material at their own pace. To complete the work, students will need to access the program Canvas site via their computer, tablet or phone.

Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

Full Session (8): 40085
Full Session (6): 40086
Full Session (4): 40087

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

history, political theory, art history, gender studies, philosophy, education, law, politics

Credits
4
6
8
Maximum Enrollment
15
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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Location
Olympia