HIS 1200: Medieval World


A survey of global societies, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, which existed in the thousand-year period between the Ancient and Early Modern eras (c. 500-1500 AD). Emphasis will be placed on the development and interaction of cultures, social structures, intellectual pursuits, technology, and religions. Key developments, causes of civilizational growth and decline, and the origin of modern institutions will be explored.


  1. Assess the validity and relevance of primary and secondary sources.
  2. Assess the relevancy of the past by comparing it to modern society.
  3. Relate specific aspects and historical context of past events to broader historical patterns.
  4. Utilize historical sources to develop and defend a thesis.




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