Tom Drake                                                                                                                 
English 258: Literature of Western Civilization Homepage  
Masterpieces reflecting development of Western thought and culture, 17th Century to Present.      

Office: Brink 117

Office Hours:  Tues/Th 12:30-1:30

Spring 2014:  TLC 51 MWF11:30-12:20

civ·i·lize
Pronunciation:
'si-v&-"lIz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -lized; -liz·ing
Date: 1601
transitive senses
1 : to cause to develop out of a primitive state; especially : to bring to a technically advanced and rationally ordered stage of cultural development
2 a
: EDUCATE, REFINE b : SOCIALIZE 1
intransitive senses : to acquire the customs and amenities of a
civil
community
- civ·i·liz·er
noun

While attempting a broad overview of key cultural, historical and literary developments and themes dominating Western culture for the past 350 years , we will focus our reading and attention on the issues, problems and concepts inherent to the development, definition and spread of "Western Civilization".

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