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The Enlightenment is Focus of WTAMU ESL Class

Sept. 9, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

The Enlightenment is Focus of WTAMU ESL Class

CANYON, Texas—The philosophical, intellectual and cultural movement of the 17th and 18th centuries will be the focus of West Texas A&M University’s Eternal Learning Series (ELS), “The Enlightenment: From Reason to Revolution,” beginning Oct. 2 at the WTAMU Amarillo Center.

ELS is offered through WTAMU Education on Demand for adult learners interested in challenging, innovative topics with stimulating and spirited discussions. The class will meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. each Wednesday Oct. 2-23 in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. No homework or grades will be given. The deadline to register for the course is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Dr. David Baum, director of the Remnant Trust at WTAMU, will lead the class. He will examine how the Enlightenment moved from reason to revolution through the artistic and musical impressions of the age as well as the works of Locke, Voltaire, Rouseau, Defoe, Hume, Kant and Robespierre.

Baum oversees Remnant Trust-focused courses at WTAMU and promotes the Remnant Trust through outreach programs across the Texas Panhandle. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale and has held teaching positions at various universities including New York University and the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. He is a visiting professor of humanities at WTAMU.

The cost for the course is $50. For more information about registration or other course offerings, call WTAMU Education on Demand at 806-651-2037.



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