History | Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
H103 | 21701 | A. Field
Above class carries culture studies credit. Above class open to
freshmen, sophomores, and Education undergraduates only. A portion
reserved for University Division Orientation Program students.
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.