HST 102 : Europe: From the Middle Ages to Enlightenment (700-1700 C.E.)

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Europe: 700-1700 C.E.



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Course Description

Provides a framework for understanding the notion of "Western Civilization." Surveys the development of European civilizations from the fall of the Roman Empire, continuing through the Medieval period into the early 1700s. Focuses on the cultural, religious, political, and intellectual changes brought about by the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution, as well as the tensions in European society, which culminated in the French Revolution. The focus will extend from religion and politics to social class, gender, and stereotypes. Need not be taken in sequence.

Course learning outcomes

1. Interpret the relationship between the past and the present, which takes into account social, cultural, political, and religious perspectives.
2. Analyze primary historical evidence of Medieval Europe.
3. Analyze historical arguments found in secondary sources.
4. Construct a unique historical argument in a written essay.
5. Challenge shared assumptions and cultural stereotypes through discussion, written and oral means.
6. Identify the chronology and construct a narrative about the European Medieval period into the early 1700s.
7. Identify geographical context of historical events in the medieval world.

Required materials

This course will require a history textbook.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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