Early Modern Europe [Distance Ed. = AD-A format] (HIST*1010) | College of Arts

Early Modern Europe [Distance Ed. = AD-A format] (HIST*1010)

Code and section: HIST*1010*DE

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Sierra Dye


Code and Section:  HIST*1010*DE 
Term: Winter 2022
Instructor: Dr. Sierra Dye
Email: sdye@uoguelph.ca

Method of Delivery: 

This course is offered in an online, asynchronous, Distance Education format. The course will include weekly online readings, tutorials, videos, and other activities. There are no synchronous meetings or lectures. 

Course Description:

This 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.

Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-Requisite(s): None
Restriction(s): None

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Outline and summarize the major changes and events that took place in the period 1350-1800 and explain the impact these changes have had globally;
  2. Place events of the early modern world in a chronology and identify the links between events: both causal effects as well as more complex interconnections;
  3. Outline the main facts and explanations of an historical event and recognize that there may be several interpretations of the same event;
  4. Differentiate between primary and secondary sources and formulate the issues related to using primary sources (such as biases, contrasting perspectives, when they were written, etc.);
  5. Identify scholarly sources suitable for an academic paper and develop a bibliography by using the Chicago reference system;
  6. Identify the thesis of a scholarly article and describe this in writing; and
  7. Narrow down a research topic for a research paper.

Methods of Evaluations and Weights: 

Primary Source Discussions: 15%
Quizzes: 20%
Research Process Log: 5%
Research Project (Draft & Final): 30%
Final Exam (Take-home): 30%

Text(s) Required:

Title: Medieval to Modern. Early Modern Europe
Author(s): Mark Konnert
Edition / Year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199018482

*Please note this is a preliminary web 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.*