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Medieval Hisory
MEDIEVAL HIST
CLASS CODE: HIST 306 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A survey of the history of the Middle Ages with focused study on selected topics.
TAUGHT: Summer 2005, Winter 2006
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Survey of Western Europe in the Middle Ages beginning with the collapse of the Roman Empire/Germanic invasions, and continuing through the 15th century. Topics include Gothic architecture, literature (such as the epic of Parzival, or Dante's Divine Comedy) and biography of important persons (St. Augustine, for example).
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Explore selected historical themes in the history of Western Europe in the Middle Ages.
Read and understand key relevant historical documents, including the writings of Augustine of Hippo, the Venerable Bede, Dante Alighieri, Thomas Aquinas, Chretien de Troyes and others.
Be introduced to key interpretive models used by hsitorians to understand the history of Western Europe in the Middle Ages.
Use interpretive tools-including the concepts of law, political power, class, gender, religion-to understand appropriate historical themes.
Develop critical thinking skills in order to effectively weigh and use the above-mentioned tools and models.
Develop communication skills in order to effectively communicate learned material.
REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to read 1,000+ evaluated pages, write a 10 page paper, give and oral presentation using Power Point and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are strongly encouraged to have already completed 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