Fall 2019 - HUM 105 D100

Many Europes: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern (3)

Class Number: 1354

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby



A study of the many diverse peoples, languages, and regions of the European continent from the origins of civilization until the mid-16th century. Breadth-Humanities.


HUM 105 introduces you to the diverse peoples, languages, and regions of the European continent, from the origins of civilization to the middle of the 16th century. It's a chance to visit the storied civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome; to meet, among others, Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, and Leonardo da Vinci; and to explore the soaring heights of a gothic cathedral and the devastating effects of the Black Death. But it is also a way to learn about the world you live in today. Through themes like mass migration, religious and cultural diversity, and the "many Europes" of the course title, you'll investigate the past in ways that illuminate our present. As you do, you'll learn to read and write about a rich collection of sources (including historical documents, works of literature, art and artifacts); and in the context of small, weekly tutorials, you'll learn to analyze these sources alongside your classmates. In both the skills and the content it offers, HUM 105 gives you excellent preparation for a wide range of upper level courses in the history and culture of Europe and beyond. 


  • Tutorial Participation 15%
  • Mid-term Exam 25%
  • Short (two-page) Written Assignments 25%
  • Final Exam 35%



Paul Dutton, Suzanne Marchand and Deborah Harkness, Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization. Volume I: to 1715, 1st edition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)
ISBN: 9780073330495

* Copies of the textbook will be available at the SFU bookstore and on reserve at Bennett Library. Additional readings will be available on e-reserve. 

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