Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 232 Early Modern Europe 1500-1815


3 cr.

Course Description

This course surveys the cultural, intellectual, social, political, and economic changes in Europe between 1500 and 1815. Central themes include the contemporary understanding of the human person, class status, gender roles, local identity and the wider world known to early modern Europeans. The course considers topics such as the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, absolutism, colonialism, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic period, and the advent of industrialization.