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SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the study of the human experience in the pre-modern world (from early humans to mid 18th century). It brings together various disciplinary approaches and major topics of the pre-modern world in a roughly chronological order. There are three central aims of this course. The first aim is to present our students the challenges and potential in the scientific study of human experience through the introduction of various analytical tools from disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology and economics. The idea is to show to our students that the human experience is as much the realm of scientific inquiry and critical thinking as it is the case with the natural world. The second aim is to introduce the basic dynamics of the pre-modern world before the 18th century so that students would be adequately equipped to follow our consecutive course SPS 102 about the modern era and the concept of modernity. Finally, this course also aims to emphasize the structured use of language, in this case English, for the purposes of knowledge production and critical analysis. It accepts the role of language in humanities and social sciences as important as calculus is for physics. To that end, it pays special attention to critical reading and writing as evident from the course structure.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2019-2020 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2018-2019 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2018-2019 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2018-2019 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2017-2018 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2017-2018 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2017-2018 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2016-2017 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2016-2017 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2015-2016 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2014-2015 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2013-2014 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2013-2014 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2012-2013 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2011-2012 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2011-2012 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2010-2011 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2010-2011 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2010-2011 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2009-2010 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2009-2010 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2009-2010 Humanity and Society I 3
Spring 2008-2009 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2007-2008 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2006-2007 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2005-2006 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2005-2006 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Humanity and Society I 3
Summer 2003-2004 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2003-2004 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2002-2003 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2001-2002 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 2000-2001 Humanity and Society I 3
Fall 1999-2000 Humanity and Society I 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: SPS 101D
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (5 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: