(F, S)As part of the Humanities sequence, this course begins with an examination of the impact of the religious wars in the 17th Century and the Scientific Revolution on society and culture in Western Europe. Attention then shifts to the political, economic, and ideological causes of revolutions in America and France. The course then examines the Industrial Revolution, the rise of mass society, and their impact on society and culture in Europe and the United States. The course ends with an examination of significant developments in politics and science in the last half of the 19th Century; namely, imperialism, nationalism, and Darwinism. Throughout the course, attention is given to developments in philosophy (particularly political philosophy) and religion during these pivotal periods of history. Requirements include papers and presentations. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and HUMN 112. Corequisite: HUMN 211.