History | Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
H103 | 17330 | Field

Above class open to freshmen, sophomores and Education
Undergraduates only
Above class carries Culture Studies credit
A portion of this class reserved for University Division Orientation
Program students
Program students

Need study skills help?  Then contact the Student Academic Center
(855-7313) for on-line authorization for EDUC-X101 (Learning
Strategies for History, two additional credits) that will be offered
2:30 MW or 4:00 MW.

This introductory course presumes no previous knowledge of world
history.  We shall examine some of the momentous changes that took
place in the first half of the century and which affected people
worldwide.  Topics include colonialism, war and peace,
industrialism, feminism, fascism and socialism.  Analyzing these
trends and issues will help us understand how the world we live in
came to be, and examining the experiences of people from the past
will help us understand our own humanity.  We will read textbook,
selected primary sources, two novels and a memoir.  There will be
three exams and short reading quizzes.	

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.