Lizabeth J Johnson
Upper level survey of English history from the Norman conquest until 1485. Emphasis on political, social, and economic history, with special attention to the peculiarities of English development as these had emerged by 1485.
This course will focus on the political, social, and cultural history of England from the post-Roman period to the emergence of the Tudor dynasty in 1485. Two major themes of the course will be the medieval foundations of English identity and English constitutional government. Both primary and secondary sources will be used to introduce students to these and other issues.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Grades in the course will be based primarily on a midterm exam, two essay assignments, and a final exam.