HTY 405: Early Modern Europe

Instructor: Joel Anderson

Time: MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

Location: North Stevens 235

Course Number: 7299

Course Description: A survey of the cultural, religious, social, economic and political history of Europe from 1300 to the end of the period of religious wars.  Emphasis on the cultural rebirth following upon the recovery of the art, literature and philosophy of cultural antiquity; on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation as marking the end of the “closed,” relatively homogeneous world of Medieval Christendom and an entrance into a more open universe of spiritual and intellectual possibilities; and on the economic, social and technological transformations that made possible and were in turn accelerated by the expansion of European societies into Africa, Asia and the Americas.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive

Prerequisites: Three Credits of History or permission.