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Robin C Stacey
HSTAM 331
Seattle Campus

Early Middle Ages

The Dark Ages, feudalism, emergence of the medieval order of civilization, and the development of Romanesque culture.

Class description

A study of developments in western Europe from c. 150-1000 C.E. Principal themes include: kingship, conversion and missionary activity, the emergence of politcal identities, relations between church and state, Rome and the medieval world.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites, but a 100 or 200 level course in medieval history is strongly recommended.

Class assignments and grading

2 papers: one a 2-4 page primary source exercise, and the second a 5-7 page primary source interpretative essay on a topic related to the class. 2 exams: midterm and final. Significant emphasis placed on learning to read and interpret primary sources and to present interpretations in the form of cogently argued historical essays.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 04/22/2003