May 18, 2022  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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HIS 240HW - Renaissances and Reformations in Early Modern Europe - Honors

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Explores the massive upheaval of western civilization by the intellectual movements of the Renaissances and the religious movements known as the Reformations. Studies the roots of these movements and their impact on the culture and politics of Europe and western civilization. Credit may be earned in HIS 240W  or HIS 240HW but not both.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 4 or permission of the Honors Office
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities, Social Science
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Describe the intellectual movements of the Renaissances and the religious movements of the Reformations.
    1. Identify the causes of the Renaissances and the Reformations.
    2. Compare and contrast the manifestation of these movements in various regions of Europe.
  2. Describe the historiographical trends in the history of the Renaissances and Reformations
    1. Identify the major historiographical trends in the history of the Renaissances and Reformations
    2. Analyze the causes of the historiographical trends identified in A.
    3. Analyze the impact of the historiographical trends identified in A.
    4. Evaluate the arguments in each historiographical trend identified in A.
  3. Analyze the ways in which the Renaissances and Reformations of Early Modern Europe have impacted contemporary western civilization.
    1. Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted contemporary western political institutions.
    2. Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted contemporary western cultural assumptions and institutions.
    3. Analyze the ways in which these two movements have impacted the historiography of subsequent historical narratives.
  4. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts
  5. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  6. Practice independent, intellectual curiosity.
    1. Complete at least one significant project which demonstrates higher level, academic rigor. 
  7. Apply higher level, critical thinking skills to deepen understanding of course material.
  8. Actively engage with peers in discussions, seminars or other formats to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material. 



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