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Renaissances and Reformations in Early Modern Europe - Honors

HIS 240HW

Renaissances and Reformations in Early Modern Europe - Honors

HIS 240HW

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 4 or permission of the Honors office.

Explores the massive upheaval of western civilization by the intellectual movements of the Renaissances and the religious movements known as the Reformations. Studies the roots of these movements and their impact on the culture and politics of Europe and western civilization. Credit may be earned in HIS 240W or HIS 240HW but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the intellectual movements of the Renaissances and the religious movements of the Reformations.

Objectives:

  • Identify the causes of the Renaissances and the Reformations.
  • Compare and contrast the manifestation of these movements in various regions of Europe.

Describe the historiographical trends in the history of the Renaissances and Reformations

Objectives:

  • Identify the major historiographical trends in the history of the Renaissances and Reformations
  • Analyze the causes of the historiographical trends identified in A.
  • Analyze the impact of the historiographical trends identified in A.
  • Evaluate the arguments in each historiographical trend identified in A.

Analyze the ways in which the Renaissances and Reformations of Early Modern Europe have impacted contemporary western civilization.

Objectives:

  • Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted contemporary western political institutions.
  • Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted contemporary western cultural assumptions and institutions.
  • Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted the historiography of subsequent historical narratives.

Apply intellectual curiosity and apply it in independent ways to deepen understanding of course material.

Objectives:

  • Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor's discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor.
  • Actively engage with peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor's discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.