Cannot be taken with: ACE0353

Aims/Description: This interdisciplinary module examines the ideas of innovative thinkers and movements within the humanities and social sciences. It assesses the wider impact of their work upon contemporary understanding, behaviour and society. The module explores periods of radical innovation, for example the Enlightenment thinking of the late eighteenth century or societal and cultural changes that came about in the 1960s through the civil rights and women's movements. In exploring these theoretical and practical forces for change (intellectual, social, political, cultural) it considers how different approaches to the dissemination of knowledge can fundamentally change our thinking and the ways that we interact with the world we live in. 

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK