HIST 331: England to 1688

Autumn 2013

Caitlin Corning, Center Street House #5, 503-554-2673, email: ccorning@georgefox.edu

Office hours: 11:30-12:30 (MWF) 2-3:30 (W), 10:30-11:45, 2-3 (T/H) - Skype: caitlincorning

Syllabus Address:  https://sites.google.com/a/georgefox.edu/england

Short address:  http://goo.gl/0Cpor


Course Description

This course is a survey of England from the beginnings of Roman occupation near the time of Christ to the Glorious Revolution in 1688. While this class will use a political framework to tie the course together, economic, social and religious aspects of Medieval and Early Modern England will also be explored. Students will be encourage to participate in discussions throughout the course and will have the opportunity do to further research on topics which interest them.

Course Objectives

1. To gain a better understanding of the crucial developments in English history as it transformed from Britannia to the English Realm.

2. To use topics in English history and primary documents to explore different types of evidence and the historical controversies in this period.

3. To improve reading, writing, speaking, and researching skills.

Required Texts

  1. Rebecca Fraser, The Story of Britain, WW Norton, 2003 (ISBN:  978-0-32902-5)
  2. Sourcebook


Attendance and participation 10%
Discussions 20%
Research Paper  20%
Mid-Term 25%
Final 25%

Late Policy

All assignments will be marked down 10% per day except in cases of excused absence.  In class work cannot be made up except in cases of excused absence.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Please note that this university has a no tolerance policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. Use of another person's exact words without quote marks and reference is plagiarism, as is restating another person's ideas but not providing a reference to indicate that it is not your own. If you have any questions, see your Student Handbook, or talk to me.  Papers and assignments where a student has cheated will result in zero points in the first instance, and a possible “F” in the course for the second instance.  Assignments will also be forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs.

Disabilities Statement

If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services office early in the term so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.  You will need to provide current documentation of your disability to Disability Services.  For more information, contact Rick Muthiah, Director of Disability Services (ext. 2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or go to ds.georgefox.edu.