Fall 2020 - HIST 223 D100

Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789 (3)

Class Number: 3490

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of early modern European history which will examine, among other topics, the wars of religion, the 17th century revolutions, 16th and 17th century economic development, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment and the political and social character of the old regime. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

Instruction and learning will blend online (synchronous) and offline (asynchronous) experiences.

Content and Goals of the Course:

Transitions are exciting and disturbing.  From the eve of the Protestant Reformation to the eve of the French Revolution, Europeans experienced many transformative changes.  They participated in or endured religious and cultural innovations, political and social conflict, and economic opportunity and crisis. The early modern period in European history was a time of crucial transitions.  

We shall begin by asking if the term “early modern” is appropriate for this period.  Does it point to a shift to modern Europe?  Next, we shall discover how religious and social rituals structured and sometimes disrupted the lives of Europeans. 
Finally, we shall consider if evidence from the eighteenth century points to the demise of the prevailing social system and to the beginnings of modern Europe.

The course requirements of History 223 will help you achieve the educational goals of undergraduate courses in the Department of History. 

By the end of this course you will be able to

·         to identify the principal historical developments of early modern Europe

·         to apply a knowledge of these developments in assessing historical interpretations of early modern Europe.

Grading

  • • Participation (asynchronous and synchronous) 15%
  • • Five synchronous quizzes (29 Sept., 13 Oct., 27 Oct., 17 Nov., 8 Dec.) (5 x 7) 35%
  • • First Essay (800-1000 words, due 23 October on Canvas) 20%
  • • Second Essay (1000-1500 words, due 10 December on Canvas) 30%

NOTES:

Hist. 223 will prepare you for Hist. 320 (European Reformation) and Hist. 336 (Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe).  It is a course prerequisite for Hist. 439 (Catholicism in Early Modern Europe).

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in Fall 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Euan Cameron, ed., Early Modern Europe (online at the SFU library

Journal articles available electronically from the SFU library.

Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre (purchase hard copy or e-book by clicking on “Buy Book” at the hyperlink).

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).