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280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

304. Europe: the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
This course focuses on the tumultuous period of the Reformation and religious wars, examining
the connections between religion and politics, changing social and family structures, and new
spiritual ideas and fears. Readings include primary sources and microhistory to explore the
beliefs and experiences of ordinary Europeans in this period. Prerequisite: any 100 level History
course or permission of instructor. Alternate years. (Humanities)

315. International Relations in Modern West
International Relations in the Modern Western World A history of diplomacy from the end of
World War I to the present. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. No S/U
option. (Humanities)

316. Enlightenment and the French Revolution
Intellectual, social, and political history of Europe, 1715-1815. Emphasis on France. Prerequisite:
junior standing or permission of instructor. Offered subject to availability of faculty. No S/U
option. (Humanities)

317. The Crusades
This course traces the crusading experience of western Europeans in the Middle Ages: the
origins and development of the idea of crusade in the 1090s, followed by the failure of later
Crusades and the change in the concept over time. More broadly, the class considers the
relationship between violence and religion, and the legacy of the Crusades, including the
consequences of the crusading phenomenon in Europe and how it has affected interactions
between Muslims and Christians. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.
(Humanities)

318. Growth of Industrial Society
Economic history of Western Europe from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the
end of World War II. Change from a traditional to an industrial society, effect of
industrialization on the working class, and impact of the Great Depression. Prerequisites: junior
standing or permission of instructor; ECB 101 is recommended. Offered subject to availability of
faculty. No S/U option. (Humanities)

319. Women in Medieval Europe
This course examines how law, family structures, religious beliefs, and work shaped the
experiences of European women between c. 500-1400. As we read various works for, by, and
about medieval women, among the major questions we'll examine are: What ideas about
women's bodies, minds, and social roles shaped women's lives? What factors allowed women
more or less agency to choose their own life's course? In addition to reading medieval sources, in
the course we will read, evaluate, and critique modern scholarship on medieval women. This
course also counts toward the GSS major. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of
instructor. (Humanities)

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