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ARCHIVED 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIST 345 - European Intellectual History: History of the Book

4.00 credit hours
This research seminar focuses on the influence of reading and the book beginning with the invention of the printing press (ca. 1450) to the eighteenth century. The course focuses particularly on the significance of literacy, the printing industry, and the political stakes, responsibilities and risks inherent in the transmission and dissemination of knowledge. Each student designs, researches and writes a historical essay related to major course themes.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities.
iCon(s): Innovating the World.

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