Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668 (HIST*3230) | College of Arts

Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668 (HIST*3230)

Code and section: HIST*3230*01

Term: Fall 2023


Method of Delivery:

In class (Face to Face). Two 80 min. lectures weekly.

Course Synopsis:  

This course is an in-depth examination of Spain and Portugal, tracing their histories from the Christian conquest of Toledo in 1085 to the Treaty of Lisbon (1668). Course material will address three major themes: the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula; the nature of religious coexistence of Jews, Muslims and Christians, and its collapse; and the subjugation of indigenous people in Spanish America and Brazil as well as the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trades.

Pre-Requisite(s): 7.50 credits

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Bibliography and Essay Outline  - 10%
Midterm Examination (in-person) - 25%    
Research Essay - 30%     
Final examination (in-person) - 35%    

Texts and/or Resources Required:

All readings for this class will be provided on Courselink 

*Please note: This is a preliminary web course 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.