History | The Reformation
B354 | 25807 | Field

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to undergraduates and Education MAs only
Above class carries Culture Studies credit

The course will focus on the major religious controversies of the
sixteenth century. We will study the social and political causes of
the Reformation; the intellectual background, both the humanist
movement and late-medieval religious developments; and the
Protestant Reformation (especially Luther and Calvin), the Radical
Reformation (especially the Anabaptists), and the Counter-
Reformation (Loyola and others). Some attention will be given to the
Dutch and French wars of religion, the politiques, and the
Scientific Revolution. There will be a map quiz, two short papers, a
midterm, and a final. The reading load will be rather heavy.