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Charity L. Urbanski
HSTAM 490
Seattle Campus

Topics in Ancient/Medieval History

Examines special topics in ancient/medieval history.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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%


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 Charity L. Urbanski
Date: 09/19/2009