History | Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
H103 | 3016 | Field

Above section open to freshmen and sophomores only
Above section carries culture studies credit

This is a basic survey course in European history from the
Renaissance through Napoleon.  The lectures focus on two areas of
great historical change:  1) cultural and intellectual (Renaissance,
Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment); and 2) socio-
political (Renaissance urban economies, rise of the nation-state,
beginnings of capitalism, Enlightened despotism, and causes of the
French Revolution).  The course will emphasize the reading and
analysis of primary sources. Course requirements include
participation in weekly discussion sections, three map quizzes, two
short papers, two hourly exams, and a final exam.