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Open to students in grade(s): 11 12
|Renaissance and Modern Literature and Philosophy||014A||2 Credits|
|Renaissance and Modern Literature and Philosophy/Honors||014B||2 Credits|
This course introduces significant texts from the Renaissance to the modern era. Students examine the nature of Western culture, unearth its foundations and explore alongside the great writers of the past such philosophical questions as the nature of God, the nature of humanity, the meaning and purpose of human existence. In class discussions and written commentaries, students trace the history of Western thought from Shakespeare to the twentieth century and examine how the creative imagination has transformed ideas not only into literature but also into architecture, visual art, and music. The course texts include King Lear, Paradise Lost, Tartuffe, Candide, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Crime and Punishment, and No Exit.
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