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Thomas W. Cramer
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.

Class description


This course will examine the historical implications of inter-religious encounters in the pre-modern world. Taking a broad comparative approach, we will examine moments of religious interactions to understand the social and political effects that occur when communities of different faiths interact. This course will look at various issues including the relationships between dominant and minority religious communities, the effects attempts at conversion religion had on both those being converted and those doing the converting, and the impulse and methods used to enforce orthodoxy.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Previous coursework on the premodern world would be helpful but is not required.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.

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 Elizabeth A. Campbell
Date: 02/02/2005