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SPS 102 Humanity and Society II Select Term:
After a first semester chiefly focusing on kinship-based societies ,tributary states and societies,and early commercial civilizations,the second term of Humanity and Society is wholly devoted to the emergence, successive agendas,dynamism and tortuous byways of modernity in both its Western and non-Western forms. Topics dealt with include :the diverse manifestations of an inquisitive ,acquisitive,aggressive individualism (from the Renaissance to the European Reconnaissance); the first generation of (merchant) empires;the military revolution and the genesis of the modern state;changes in ways of knowing ;the seperation of the public and the private;the ındustrial and the French revolutions ; nations and nationalism; the construction of mass democracy;and forms of dictatorship and totalitarian rule.Special attention is paid to the complexity of modernity with premodernity that results from both colonial and non-colonial patterns of incorporation of the periphery into the world -system.The course then converges with The Science of Nature to conclude with an examination of possible agendas for the 21st century resulting from the social and environmental impact of new technologies in the context of globalization.
SU Credits : 0.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite : Undergraduate level SPS 101 Minimum Grade of D
Corequisite : SPS 102
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