2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HIST 362 - Investigating the Mythic Middle Ages

Credits: Three (3)
Did knights in shining armor really exist? What were the real motivations for the Crusades begun in 1095? What roles did women play in medieval society - how much truth is there to the “damsel in distress”? This course investigates these and other common misperceptions about the middle ages (ca. 500-1500 CE) in Europe. Students will employ primary and secondary source evidence to explore questions about race, class, gender, politics and religion, comparing the historical rec-ord to the ways in which the middle ages have been depicted in such modern pop culture as television shows and films. [P; W; I]
General Education Area: Social Science