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HIST 4230 The Middle Ages

4 hours


A survey of European culture and society from the fall of the Roman Empire to the advent of the Renaissance. The course will focus on the creative religious, political, and social movements of this period, and their influence on the development of the West. Among the subjects covered: the Germanic tribes, the Carolingian Empire, the Church in the High Middle Ages, the culture of the High Middle Ages, the growth of centralized monarchy, the Crusades, and the evolution of the social order in the Middle Ages.
HIST 4230 meets with HIST 3230. The requirements of the courses are the same EXCEPT that a research paper is required for students in 4230.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 1110 World Civilizations, HIST 2170 Body, Mind, Spirit: The Understanding of the Self in Western Culture, or HIST 2180 Science and Religion in Western Tradition.