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 rise of capitalism and plantation slavery, the scientific revolution, the English civil war, court culture, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. 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-History)(CIR)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (Peardon ed.)
Voltaire, Letters on England (Tancock ed.)
Lynn Hunt, ed., The French Revolution and Human Rights
De Lamar Jensen, Reformation Europe, 2nd. edition (1992)
Mark Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 (1996)
William Doyle, The Oxford History of the French Revolution, 2nd edition (2002).
|Examination and Assignments: |
two 4-page papers; a midterm and final test; attendance at four scheduled discussion sessions.
|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.
This class fulfills the requirement for the European concentration in the History Major; it also counts toward the pre-industrial course requirement and towards the History and Religion concentration.
|Instructor(s): Nussdorfer,Laurie Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 17||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 10||FR: 10|
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