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

The Early Modern World (HIST*1010)

Code and section: HIST*1010*01

Term: Fall 2015

Instructor: P. Goddard


This course examines the world-changing developments in the Early Modern period, 1350-1800. Topics include the Black Death (Plague) and post-plague recovery, the Renaissance, and the challenges to traditional religiosities (i.e. “Reformation”). We discuss European colonization of the Americas and the consequences this had both Europe and the New World. We investigate imperialism and the economic thinking behind the exploitation of other continents. We get to know scientific discoveries made in the period and examine change in scientific worldview. Finally, we examine the Enlightenment and the political revolutions that helped form modern Europe and America, and continue to resonate in the modern world.