Covers the broad sweep of European history and provides a foundation in historical theory, trends, and concepts for further study of topical history at the graduate level. Topics include Greek civilization through the 4th century B.C., the fall of the Roman empire, the development of the Ottoman culture, and the Crusades.
Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:
- Explain and critique Ancient Greeceâs political, economic, social, and intellectual movements.
- Explain and critique Roman history from its beginnings until the Age of Constantine including the political and social developments in the Republic and the early empire.
- Examine and appraise great Byzantium leaders, the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire, the recapture of Constantinople from the crusaders, and the impact of Byzantium culture on Western intellect.
- Explain and assess European social, political, economic, and religious institutions and cultural and intellectual phenomena in the light of the changing historical environment from the end of the Ancient World to the Renaissance.
- Explain and assess the medieval church and rise of the Renaissance papacy; growth of humanism, including painters, architects, and sculptors; city-states and monarchies of the Holy Roman Empire; religious upheavals of Protestantism; Anabaptists; the Catholic Reformation.
HIST 501 Historiography
HIST 500 Historical Research Methods
HIST 531 The Greek Civilization
HIST 532 The Roman Republic and Empire
HIST 533 Late Antiquity and Byzantium
HIST 534 Medieval Europe
HIST 535 Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 597 Graduate Seminar in European History
HIST 611 Ancient Warfare
HIST 643 The Ottoman Empire
HIST 691 Writing a Thesis Proposal
HIST 699 Master of Arts in History – Thesis