Independent Readings in the French Revolution
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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.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
history, law, journalism, education, politics, government, philosophy, gender studies
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
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. There will be an optional orientation session on Monday, June 24, 1-3pm. This independent readings contract is well suited to students who are entirely off-campus.
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
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Located in: Olympia