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Unit 4: The Enlightenment and Revolutionary Thinking

With the fall of the Catholic Church, new scientifically based social, economic and political structures rose to replace it. Western Europe was transformed by the Enlightenment, revolutionizing society and industry.

Art History: Art as historical documentation or social criticism (Rococo, Neoclassical, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism)

Literature: Frankenstein, Poems from William Blake, William Wordsworth, A.E. Housman, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy & Les Miserables

Philosophy: Political Philosophy (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau), Enlightenment Age Feminism (Wolstonecraft, Shelley and a feminist reading of Frankenstein), Economic Philosophy (Smith, Marx, Social Darwinism)

Social Institutions: The French and Industrial Revolutions