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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2010

HIS 309K • WESTERN CIV IN MEDIEVAL TIMES

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39240
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JANSEN

Course Description

This course focuses on the evolution of the western world in the period between the decline of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the Modern Age around 1500. We will concentrate especially on the interaction between cultures - Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and European – and explore a wide variety of political, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual developments to help us construct the story of development of our western traditions.

Grading Policy

Midterm I Exam - 30% Midterm II Exam – 30% Final Exam – 30% Class Participation – 10%

Texts

Peters, Edward. Europe and the Middle Ages St. Augustine, The Confessions. Abelard, Peter, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. Ziegler, Philip. The Black Death. Other readings for this course will be available via this section's Blackboard Site or the Internet.

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