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Early Modern Europe

HIST 202
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course explores major developments in European, and western, history and culture from late Middle Ages, to the even of modernity, covering roughly three centuries from late 15th century to the end of the 18th century. The course will explore the interplay of politics and religion in the successes and failures of the religious movements of the time and transformations of states from medieval feudal monarchies to modern states. We will also discuss cultural and social transformations that ultimately helped shape modern western society, with which one typically associates religious diversity, toleration, human rights, and democracy. How did western states transform to allow a participation of Jews in the political process of their states, but continue to exclude women and slaves? And what role did women and gender play in these transformations? Were they only nuns, wives, and witches? The course will cover the continuities and change in early modern western society, and will seek to show a geographically and religiously diverse range of experiences. The course will include films.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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