2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIS 204HP - Search for a Useful Past II: Historical Narratives and the Modern World

(4 credits) (NWCore option under Historical Perspectives)
This course runs from the medieval world to the present. Students will trace a basic outline of European history from the emergence of early Europe through the Middle Ages, out of which the modern West evolved, treating the breakup of Christendom, the development of modern science, Europe’s colonization outside its borders, the Atlantic revolutions, and the evolution of modern society through the 20th century. We will especially concentrate on non-Western portraits of European colonization. Students will learn to work with basic documents in European history as well as a few significant arguments with historians. The student’s primary work will be document studies and essays using such documents to test explanations by historians. In this way, students should be able to express their understanding of primary documents and relevant historian’s arguments.