Charity L. Urbanski
Examines special topics in ancient/medieval history.
Medieval England from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Edward I (1066-1307). This course will examine the political, social, and cultural changes that occurred in England from the period of the Norman Conquest to the Edwardian Reforms. The themes to be explored include the impact of the Conquest upon the Anglo-Saxons, Norman innovations in social organization, government, and law, the birth of the common law, literacy and learning, conflicts between Crown and Church, political rebellion and reform.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion of primary sources.
No prerequisites. Some knowledge of medieval history will be helpful.
Class assignments and grading
2 8-10 page papers; 2 quizzes; short weekly writing assignments based on our primary sources.
Writing assignments and participation - 20% First quiz - 10% Second Quiz - 10% First 8-10 page paper - 25% Second 8-10 page paper - 35%