IS 107: History of Reason

Credits 5
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Exploration of a theme, area of knowledge, or period of intellectual history, focusing on seminal ideas and paradigm shifts. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

  1. Discuss the processes involved in the advancement of knowledge.
  2. Discuss the seminal ideas associated with specific themes, area of knowledge, or periods of intellectual history.
  3. Explain the historical context within which important intellectual (ie. Scientific, sociological, cultural, philosophical, mathemetical) breakthroughs were developed.
  4. Explain the paradigm shift that accompanies important intellectual discoveries.
  5. Discuss the impact, the breakthroughs, and discoveries have had on modern life.