This course traces the rise of England from the periphery of power in Europe at the outset of the sixteenth century during the reign of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII, to a position of increasing might and opulence after the Glorious Revolution of 1688–89 and the death of the final Stuart monarch, Queen Anne in 1714. Students will spend time considering the political, social, cultural, and religious transformations of England during this period, and seek to understand when, how, and why England became a modern nation-state.
Western Culture & Tradition II (HUM‑120)
Western Culture & Tradition II
This course traces the development of Western culture from 1500 to the present through history, philosophy, literature, science, and the fine arts.
Required in Year 1
Early Modern Europe: 1450-1789 (HIS‑241)
Early Modern Europe: 1450-1789
An examination of the social, political, and intellectual history of Europe from the late Middle Ages to the revolutionary era. Topics will include the origin and nature of the Reformation, the wars of religion, European overseas expansion, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution as the course explores the development of European states in the larger world.