History 198. Experimental Courses
History of Europe, 1000-1700 CE
A study of high medieval through early modern Europe. Among the topics examined are the agricultural revolution, feudalism, the Crusades, the Twelfth-century Renaissance, monarchy and the development of nation-states, the emergence of a capitalist economy, the Renaissance, the Reformation, overseas expansion, and the beginning of the Scientific Revolution.
History of Europe to 1000 CE
Surveys the history and culture of western Europe, from the foundation of Rome (c. 753 CE), through the “Fall” of Rome, and the first half of the Middle Ages. Topics to be covered include: the expansion of Rome, the rise of the Roman Empire, the Christianization of the empire, the Germanic migrations, the rise of Germanic kingdoms, and the beginnings of feudalism. These two millennia will be examined through varied lenses including gender, power, religion, and the arts.
History of Europe since 1700 CE
A study of Europe from the religious wars through the French Revolution and to the present. Topics include: the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, romanticism, imperialism, democracy, socialism, communism and fascism; the impact of two world wars; totalitarianism; and Europe’s post-World War II renaissance.