|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This introductory lecture course is a history of European politics, culture, and institutions from the end of the Roman Imperial era through 1520. Within a chronological framework we will focus on the creation of kingdoms and government; the growth and crises of papal-dominated Christianity¿its crusades and its philosophy;¿the rise and role of the knight, lady, and aristocratic culture; masculinity and gender relations; the crises of the later Middle Ages, including the Black Death, heresy, mysticism, and war. These all contributed to the beginnings of the Renaissance and the Reformation, events that ended the medieval period. We will also at least glance at the borderlands of Europe, the edges of Islamic and Orthodox worlds.
The course will also provide students with basic introductory exposure to the ideas and methods of the digital humanities through course illustrations and discussions. This will probably include exercises in visualizing the past, exposure to geographic information systems (GIS) analysis, text-mining, and network analysis.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Thomas Aquinas, ON LAW, MORALITY, AND POLITICS
Chrétien de Troyes, ARTHURIAN ROMANCES, tr. W. W. Kibler
Einhard and Notker, TWO LIVES OF CHARLEMAGNE
Christine de Pizan, THE CITY OF LADIES
RULE OF ST BENEDICT
Snorri Sturluson, KING HARALD'S SAGA
LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISE
Dante, THE DIVINE COMEDY
Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther, DISCOURSE ON FREE WILL
Judith Bennett and CW Hollister. MEDIEVAL EUROPE. A SHORT HISTORY (optional)
Robin W. Winks and Teofilo F. Ruiz, MEDIEVAL EUROPE AND THE WORLD(optional)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams; Two papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular and timely class attendance is expected and will be graded. No incompletes will be granted without the emergence of a serious medical condition.
|Instructor(s): Shaw,Gary Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 28||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 8||FR: 10|