MEMS 110 - Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

It is the purpose of this course to introduce students to a number of historical concepts and transformations:

  1. the agonizing process through which the ancient pagan world became Christian;
  2. the ways in which, between the sixth and sixteenth centuries, a European civilization was born — and what it meant when the inhabitants of the continent began to think of themselves and act like “Europeans;”
  3. the relations of Christian Europe with other religions and civilizations both in the Middle Ages (when Islam rose as a competing force within the old Roman Empire) and in the Early Modern period (when Europe discovered new worlds);
  4. the ways in which Europeans reshaped a vision not only of the globe but of the cosmos. We will try throughout to assess the kinds of sources that allowed Europeans to shape a history of those transformations and to represent their own self-identity.

The readings will be a mixture of primary sources and historical analyses chosen to generate debate. There will be a midterm and final examination as well as short writing assignments based on the readings.

MEMS 110 - Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23223
Open
70
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
23225
Open
13
22Ugrd
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WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23227
Open
14
24Ugrd
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23229
Open
14
4LSA Hnrs
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
23231
Open
5
23Ugrd
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
23233
Open
1
21Ugrd
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
44095
Open
12
 
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WF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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