IDE2048 – Sensual Bodies and Civilized Citizens of the World. The Heritage of the Enlightenment
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This is a course about European thought from the end of the seventeenth century up until the time of the French Revolution. We will read a number of important primary texts from the period, as well as secondary literature which will help us locate the texts in their contexts. We will emphasize especially on discussions of the varieties within the European age of Enlightenment.
Having completed this course, you will have acquired:
- in-depth knowledge of the age of Enlightenment as a period in intellectual history.
- in-depth knowledge of some important primary texts from the period.
- knowledge of research literature on the age of Enlightenment.
- an understanding of how different thinkers position themselves vis-à-vis others.
- the ability to assess and present core ideas of the age of Enlightenment.
- the ability to read and understand demanding texts and situate them in their historical context.
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with IDE4048 – Sanselige kropper og siviliserte verdensborgere: Arven fra opplysningstiden
14 double sessions of seminars.
We expect you to participate actively in the seminars through oral contributions and participation in discussions. We expect you to prepare for the seminars.
For you to be admitted to final examination the teacher must approve (accept as satisfactory) the following compulsory tuition activity:
- oral presentation in class
Home examination (Monday-Thursday) at the end of the semester. Length: 7-9 pages, illustrations excluded. Recommended font: Times New Roman 12 point, line spacing 1,5.
In order for you to qualify for the final examination, the compulsory tuition activity must be approved by the teacher.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.