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    Feb 05, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

HIST-110 Renaissance and Revolutions FA2 (3)


This course introduces students to how Europeans living between 1400 and 1795 understood their worlds and organized their societies and states, from the peasant and enslaved African to the merchant and the Parisian salonniere, among others. This provides the material through which students learn the historian’s habits of mind, the skills that historians employ to arrive at credible accounts of past events. Students practice these skills through close reading of contemporary accounts and significant scholarship and by exploring their own ideas and interpretations through discussion and writing assignments. They gain a new perspective on their own values and historical moment by considering past lives in historical context and by imaginatively engaging with them. AU Core Habits of Mind: Socio-Historical Inquiry. Usually Offered: fall, spring, and summer.