HST 221 Who Fought, Who Worked, Who Prayed: The Middle Ages

This course examines civilization in Europe and the Middle East, emphasizing the spiritual, intellectual, political, social, and economic forces that shaped these societies. The course begins with the decline and breakup of the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries and continues to the time of the Renaissance in the 13th and 14th centuries at the beginning of the early modern period. The course uses brief biographical sketches of the peoples of the Middle Ages across the broad social, political, intellectual, and economic spectrum of the period from 476 to 1500 to illustrate this fascinating, challenging, and transitional time in the West and the world. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Social Phenomenon (5.4), Humanities (6.0) 3 credits Fall, Spring, Summer

3 credits
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