The Middle Ages (HIST*2200) | College of Arts

The Middle Ages (HIST*2200)

Code and section: HIST*2200*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Susannah Ferreira


Method of Delivery: 

Face to Face (in person) - Lectures and discussions will take place in the classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am – 12:50pm. 

Course Synopsis:  

This course is a survey of the Middle Ages in Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the onset of the European Overseas Expansion. Students should emerge from the course with an understanding of the factors that led to the political rise and decline of the Christian Church; the development of crusading ideologies; some of the defining social structures of Europe in this period and the factors that contributed to the so-called crisis of the late Middle Ages. Through small group discussion, students will learn how to read primary source documents in context and connect them to the wider historical developments.  Through research and writing, students will learn to formulate and communicate historical arguments.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Document Study Quizzes 20%    
Bibliography and Essay Outline 10%      
Research Essay 40%     
Final examination 30%    

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Rosenwein, Barbara. A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 

**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.**