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HMT1000 History of Western Ideas

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 21 July 2014

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course provides a survey of some of the most significant currents of ideas in Western culture. Although the course circles back constantly to certain recurring key ideas (the nature of reality, individual and society, culture and technology, gender, religion and belief), it follows a roughly historical structure, beginning with the origins of philosophical thinking amongst the ancient Greeks and in the early Christian world, discusses the origins of the modern world in the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, and finishes with some of the great issues of our own times, such as social revolution, the theory of evolution, structuralism, and environmentalism

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 External
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba