The Early Modern World (HIST*1010)
Code and section: HIST*1010*DE
Term: Winter 2018
Instructor: Sierra Dye
This online distance education course will deal with the evolution and expansion of European society during the pre-industrial era. Commencing with the Renaissance and Reformation it will survey such themes as the voyages of exploration, the impact of western culture on indigenous societies, the development of commercial capitalism, the transformation of science and technology and the conflict between imperial powers in Europe and overseas.
By the end of the course students in History 1010 should have gained a broad sense of historical development and an understanding of how key elements of ‘Western’ culture (e.g. beliefs in liberalism and rationalism) were shaped by key events in early modern European History. Students should have developed an informed historical perspective by critically evaluating traditional narratives of European history (e.g. that European society in this period was constantly ‘progressing’ or that Europeans consistently dominated the other societies with which they came into contact).
Methods of Evaluation and Weights:
Online Primary Source Discussions (weekly): 15%
Online Research Skills Discussions: 5%
Quizzes (weekly): 20%
Research Project Draft: 10%
Research Project: 20%
Final Exam: 30%
Texts and/or Resources Required:
Konnert, Mark. Medieval to Modern: Early Modern Europe. Oxford University Press, 2017.
You will also need regular access to a computer and the internet to complete this online course.
*Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.