Invitation to History: The Tudors (HIST*1050) | College of Arts

Invitation to History: The Tudors (HIST*1050)

Code and section: HIST*1050*02

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: Susannah Ferreira


Course Synopsis:

This course examines the Tudor Dynasty and its rule over England in the sixteenth century, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. Major themes of the course include the concept of legitimate monarchy and Empire, royal marriage and female rule, the English Reformation and religious settlement. Major topics will include the Wars of the Roses, the Act of Supremacy, War with Spain. Students will write a short research paper based on a primary source collection held in the library.

Course Delivery:

Pre-recorded lectures will be posted on Courselink each week. Students will participate in weekly in-class (face-to-face) discussion based on lecture materials and readings.  

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. understand the historical development of many of the key elements of in early modern History 
  2. have developed an informed historical perspective by reading primary sources in context and by analyzing their bias and limitations.
  3. have learned to deliver clear argument and evidence in written form, document information, and deliver project elements by a specified deadline.
  4. synthesize independent research and course readings to develop a balanced historical perspective.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Quizzes    15 %
Class Participation 20 %    
Research Essay 40 %
Take-home Exam 25 %

Texts Required:

John Guy, The Tudors, A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. All other readings will be posted on Courselink. 

**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.**