History 371: Early Medieval Europe, 400−1000 surveys the most significant political, economic, social, intellectual, and religious events and trends in Europe from the collapse of the ancient Roman Empire in the 400s to about the year 1000. Historians have long debated whether this period was a dark age or the birth of Europe. To engage students with these and other historical questions, the course presents primary source readings from the period as well as current scholarly interpretations of the Early Middle Ages. Through researching a particular historical topic in detail, you will exercise the research, critical thinking, and writing skills you will need for success at university and beyond.
No DRR readings for Unit 1
The Late Roman Empire, 284−476
No DRR readings for Unit 2
The Cultural and Religious Transformation of the Late Roman Empire