HIST 230, MDST 128|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Service Learning, Christianity Studies|
Rome did not fall. Rome was swallowed by a new idea of what it means to be Roman when, in the fourth century, the empire left its own founding city behind and moved the capitol to the newly-minted city of Constantine, Constantinople. This course gives students a hands-on introduction to one of the most astounding sociopolitical transformations in human history, tracing out the cultural, political, and economic trajectories of the Roman empire of the Middle Ages.
In exploring the textual and material relics of this medieval metropolis on their own terms, students apply and publish their research interests on the collaborative place-based interactive teaching encyclopedia Constantinople as Palimpsest (https://arcg.is/0e4Lb4). For their final project students will design a unit for a high school history course, using Constantinople as Palimpsest to introduce the diversities and paradoxes of life in the city of New Rome.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(COL)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selections of medieval texts and modern scholarship provided in Course Readers.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short Written Reflections; Mid-Term Exam (in-class or take-home options); Encyclopedia Entries; Final Project (research project or teaching module)
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|Instructor(s): Torgerson,Jesse Wayne Times: .M.W.F. 08:50AM-09:40AM; Location: BOGH113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 4||FR: 4|
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