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Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Claremont Colleges

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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H118: Coffee: From the Enlightenment to Modern Society in Splash Spring 2016 (Feb. 27, 2016)
Imagine: on a cold winter day, you were sitting outside at a café, enjoying your favorite latte. Suddenly, you diverted your line of sight from the seemingly endless flow of people up and down the street , stared at that hot and fragrant cup on your hand, and started to wonder about the story of your favorite drink. The history of coffee is an interesting one. In this workshop, we will travel through space and time from modern day Claremont to the 18th century Paris to examine one of the most fascinating movements in European history - the Enlightenment. What's interesting, however, is that in this lesson we will infer much about the movement basing on inquiries into the 18th century Parisan coffeehouses, and how that affects certain places in the world today. This means that we will get to know about philosophers like Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and so on, as café-goers. How cool is that? Spoiler: the session might involve some coffee-tasting stuff.