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Renaissance and Reformation
REN & REFORM
CLASS CODE: HIST 308 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Major influences and accomplishments of the Renaissance and Reformation, especially evolution of thought.
TAUGHT: Summer 2004, Fall, 2004, Summer 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course will survey the major influences and accomplishments of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Special emphasis will be made on the evolution of thought (and "thinkers")in both
politics and religion from the late Middle Ages through the Scientific Revolution.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Compare and contrast the cultural and artistic development of European countries, 1350-1550.
Compare and contrast political and intellectual development of European countries, 1450-1650.
Emphasize the contributions of great characters in history (biography).
Illustrate changes in thoughts and rise of individualism and nationalism, 1450-1650, through primary readings.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have AmHer 170, Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300-level courses will be expected to know how to research, write and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001