Faculty in anthropology, art, English, history, humanities, modern foreign languages, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and theatre will enable students to explore the period in a variety of ways and to enrich their understanding of the period. In the course of the 19th-Century Studies Minor students will develop a fundamental understanding of human experience during the period from at least three disciplinary perspectives; integrate concepts across program courses to improve understanding of core issues, ideas, events, and cultural artifacts of the period; understand how disciplines construct knowledge similarly and differently.
When students have completed the 19th-Century Studies Minor they will be able to:
- explain the influence of colonialism/imperialism, democracy, evangelicalism, evolution, industrialization, liberalism, nationalism, progressivism, socialism, and utopianism on life, politics, or art during the period;
- define and illustrate the development of important movements during the 19th-Century (romanticism, realism, impressionism, naturalism, and aestheticism);
- compare and contrast how at least three disciplines construct and value knowledge using examples from 19th-Century life, art, and/or culture.