The Early Modern World (HIST*1010) | College of Arts

The Early Modern World (HIST*1010)

Code and section: HIST*1010*01

Term: Winter 2019

Instructor: Susannah Ferreira


Course Synopsis:

History 1010 is an introductory-level course about Europe and its interactions with the outside world between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries. The course covers many of the major events and movements that influenced the development of so-called Western culture including: the Italian Renaissance and Reformations; the overseas expansion and global imperialism, the emergence of scientific culture, the enlightenment and the political revolutions of the eighteenth century.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. You will understand the historical development of many of the key elements of modernity.
  2. You will develop an informed historical perspective by reading primary sources in context and by analyzing their bias and limitations.
  3. You will learn how to effectively use the library’s collections and services for specific research tasks by researching a specific historical question or problem.
  4. You will increase your capacity to work with others and deepen your perspective by debating complex historical problems and participation in class wide discussions.
  5. You will learn to organize and present research results, deliver clear argument and evidence in written form, document information, and deliver project elements by a specified deadline, by completing your written assignments.
  6. You will increase your historical awareness, your ability to think critically, and develop an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Document Studies (weekly)     10 %
Research Assignment     10 %
Midterm Map Test        15 %    
Research Paper    35 %
Final Exam      30 %

Required Textbook:

Konnert, Mark. Medieval to Modern: Early Modern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Please note: This is a preliminary website 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.