Phys/Life Science or Humanities Exploration
This course is a continuation of HONOR 2112 (though 2112 is not a pre-requisite for registration), which examined the development of religions, nation states, and understandings of the natural world through the seventeenth century. HONOR 2113 follows many of the same themes, from 1700 to the present day, with added emphasis on the emergence of modern science and its relationship to technology. We will continue our conversation about the development of democratic systems of governance and human rights. All of these elements will be brought to bear upon questions of ethical decision-making and the rights and roles of women and minorities in society. As with 2111 and 2112, this course emphasizes careful reading, critical thinking, and good writing.