Viewing: HI 208 : The Middle Ages

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Major
HI (History)
208
011430
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History (16HI)
54.0101
History, General.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Julie Mell
Associate Professor of History

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture14035Yes
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC751No


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ABY 2097 GRP502History IIElective
16HISTBAHistory BAElective
16HISTBSHistory BSElective
16HIMHistory MinorElective
Medieval civilization as it emerged from the declining Roman Empire through its apogee in the 13th century. The transition from the classical to the medieval world, the impact of the Germanic influx, the Islamic influence, the Crusades, and the political, economic, and social institutions of the High Middle Ages.

No revisions. GEP Humanities review required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Identify the various human cultures that emerged as the Roman Empire gave way to the new medieval societies of Western Christendom, Eastern (or Byzantine) Christendom and the Islamic world; and analyze the momentous changes that occurred within these emerging societies as well as the difficult, often hostile, relationships that developed between them.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample prompt: “Explain how the medieval West had become by the time of Charlemagne a blend of three distinct cultures—Roman, Christian and Germanic.”
 
 
Critique a variety of primary sources and secondary works in order to understand their distinctive perspectives and historical interpretations. The ultimate outcome here is to be able to evaluate the arguments and evidence presented in both primary and secondary sources.
 
 
Analytical essay.
Sample prompt: “Interpret the evidence from the selection of primary and secondary sources provided, to discuss the debate among historians over whether there was, as some historians have claimed, a twelfth-century ‘renaissance.’”
 
 
Analyze the human experience during the Middle Ages using reasons and supporting evidence appropriate to historical explanation. The evidence will come from a variety of sources including documents, literature, artifacts, art, and architecture.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample measure: “Compare and contrast two roughly contemporary accounts of Constantine’s conversion to Christianity. Be sure support your explanation with evidence.”
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Identify and explain the distinguishing characteristics of Western Christendom, Eastern Christendom, and the Islamic world during the Middle Ages.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample question: “Discuss three achievements of other civilizations and cultures that contributed to the intellectual and cultural growth in the European High Middle Ages.”
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
Demonstrate how these distinguishing characteristics relate to their cultural and/or historical contexts, including contact among civilizations.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample prompt: “Discuss the extent to which the medieval Church was shaped by its early formation within the Roman Empire.”
 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
n/a
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No changes in standard rotation of offering.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • identify and narrate the major historical changes in European, Byzantine, and Islamic culture from c.300 to c.1400.

  • identify and analyze institutional and cultural structures of medieval Europe

  • engage the intellectual discipline of history as a study of change over time by being exposed to different methods and subfields in the discipline such as political, religious, cultural, institutional, and legal history.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes5Map test
Multiple exams30Two exams
Essay50Social History essay and Analytical essay
Final Exam15 Final exam
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
n/an/asee syllabus

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