Early Modern Europe|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This introductory course surveys the history of Europe during the formative period of the modern era from 1500 to 1800. It focuses on the crucial episodes of religious and political conflict in these centuries, while also highlighting key intellectual, cultural, and economic developments: the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation, the English civil war, the French Revolution, court culture, the scientific revolution, the rise of capitalism and plantation slavery, and the Enlightenment. Required for the European history concentration, this course also provides essential historical grounding for any student interested in study abroad or in modern culture and politics.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected writings by Erasmus, Martin Luther, Jean Calvin, the Anabaptists, Ignatius Loyola, Galileo, the Levellers, John Locke, Voltaire, and other primary sources from the period. Textbooks by Jensen, (Reformation Europe); Kishlansky, (A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714); and Doyle, (Oxford History of the French Revolution).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two papers (4 pages each); midterm and final tests; discussion assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers will be accepted. Pre-registered students must attend the first class or they will be dropped from the class list.
|Instructor(s): Nussdorfer,Laurie Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 10||FR: 10|
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