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Bachelor 2021/2022

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1)

Type: Compulsory course (Cultural Studies)
Area of studies: Cultural Studies
When: 2 year, 4 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Online hours: 11
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Zemfira Salamova
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern? This discipline uses massive open-online course 'The Modern and the Postmodern, part one', created by Wesleyan University via Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-postmodern-1.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course will form an original intellectual navigation system in the cultural space of XIX–XX cc. It will follow the dynamics of movement from modern to postmodern, leaning on such figures as Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Flaubert, Jameson and Avant Garde artists.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn what is relationship between concepts of “Modernity” and “Modern”, “Modern” and “Revolution”, what is Counter-Enlightenment and if Darwin was a modern thinker or a modernist writer.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Philosophy, Modernity, and Intellectual History
  • What is Enlightenment?
  • From Enlightenment to Revolution
  • Modernism and Art for Art's Sake
  • Re-imagining the World
  • From Struggle to Intensity
  • Paintings
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online course
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Online course + 0.4 * Essay + 0.4 * Final exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Zima, P. V. (2010). Modern/Postmodern : Society, Philosophy, Literature. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=378010

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Evans, C. S. (2018). A History of Western Philosophy : From the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism. Downers Grove: IVP Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1907452