West European Studies | Spec Topics in West Euro Studies: Golden Age of Dutch Culture
W406 | 15094 | Ham, E


2:30-4:30 PM TR   3 cr.
"Daily life through the eyes of painters and writers."
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Above class meets SECOND EIGHT WEEKS ONLY
Above class satisfies Culture Credit
Above class meets with GER-N450 and WEUR-W605
Taught in English; no prerequisites.
Course open to graduates and undergraduates.

The Dutch Golden Age was one of the most spectacular creative periods
in the history of the world. It was the time of Rembrandt, Vermeer,
Spinoza, Grotius, and the Dutch Republic as it was called at the
time,
hosted many other renowned artists. It also had an immense impact on
global commerce, finance, shipping and technology.

In the first part of the course, we will briefly look at The
Netherlands, the rise of the so-called Dutch Republic; their
mentality
and culture in particular.
The second and larger part of this course will go deeper into all
aspects of the Dutch culture. Special attention will be given to
Vermeer, Steen, Rembrandt, Bredero, Vondel and Cats.

All literature will be read in English and the course will be
conducted in English.

The course grade will be based on the following criteria: a paper, a
final exam, class attendance, clicker questions and participation in
class discussions.

Required texts:
* Reader
* eInstruction responsepad (clicker) 1881483717
* eInstruction activation code 1881483045