History 106  Western Civilization to 1600: A survey of the rise of western civilization to 1600. European history.

History 205 Medieval Europe 500-1350: Organized thematically, the course examines the political and economic development of Europe in the Middle Ages, including feudalism and manorialism, and their social and cultural underpinnings. Special attention will be given to the problem of the “invisible” people of the Middle Ages: peasants, women, and Jews.

History 207 Renaissance Europe 1350-1650: Examines the great intellectual and religious events of the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries within their political and social contexts. In particular, the course will examine how the “new thought” of these centuries provided Europe with a new intellectual language for describing and evaluating the growth of absolutism and the conquest of the Americas.

History 298: Making History: Theory and Methods: Explores both the theoretical debates that shape current historical thinking and the methodological challenges of working with original historical materials. Topics include philosophies of
history, the use of interdisciplinary methods in history, the influence of technological developments on historical research and writing, archival methods, and research design.

History 101: Knights on Film

Plague in Towns of Tuscany

Women and Children in the Middle Ages

History 101: Laws and Outlaws

History 301: The Plague

Courting a Renaissance