Medieval Europe, 250-1050
9:00-9:50 (Fall 2013)
0119 East Hall
History 405 is a survey of Western European History from 250
1050 C.E. Students will explore the development of Western
society during the Early Middle Ages through the reading and discussion
of historical documents, traditional texts and lectures. The
course will examine events against the background of political,
religious, economic, and social change.
Medieval Europe, 300-1000,
by Roger Collins.
France and Germany: The
Creation and Transformation of
the Merovingian World, by
Patrick J. Geary.
by C. H. Lawrence.
Life in the World of Charlemagne,
by Pierre Riché,
translated by Jo Ann McNamara.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate Turabian.
Internet access to the Internet
Each week’s reading assignment includes selections from
Collins’s Early Medieval Europe, selections from supplemental
readings, and on-line primary documents, which will serve as the basis
of discussion. Students are advised to print assigned primary
documents and bring them to class on Fridays for discussion.
Research paper details and requirements here.
Students will be evaluated according to their performance on exams, a
writing assignment, and participation. There will be two
exams, consisting of identifications and essays. Exams must
be written in blue books, preferably in blue or black ink.
Students will write one formal 12- to 15-page research
project. (There will be a choice of paper assignments, the
details of which will be discussed in a separate handout the second
week of class.) Finally, each student will be evaluated on
participation (i.e. attendance, effort, willingness, and ability to
participate in class discussions). Work will be weighted as
follows: Midterm Exam = 30%; Final
Exam = 30%; Paper = 20%; and Participation = 20%.
Attendance is mandatory.
Make-up exams will be given only under emergency circumstances.
All students must take both exams to pass the course.
No audits will be signed after the first week of class and no
incompletes will be issued.
See me about work you will need to do for graduate credit.
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Instructor: Dr. Kevin D. Hill
Office: 659 Ross Hall
Office Hours: Mondays & Thursdays 10:00-11:45 a.m.