Jonathyne Briggs, Ph.D.
Department of History
Office: HH 207
Online Course Offered:
H114: This course acts as an introduction to the history of Europe from the seventeenth century to the present. As such, it emphasizes broad themes and long-term political, social, and cultural trends of Europe. It does not pretend to be an exhaustive treatment. With this goal in mind, the course combines virtual lecture and textual readings in order to discuss crucial episodes in modern European history within the global context.
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In this course, you will learn:
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Students will participate through a series of exercises, including:
Written responses: Student will write short papers (300 words long) based on primary documents. There are a number of these assignments and students have some flexibility in choosing which assignments to complete.
Discussion Forums: This exercise will constitute a great deal of the student’s engagement with the course. Students will respond to questions posted weekly in forums in a brief manner (150-200 words) based on their analysis of primary documents, then later respond to other students’ answers in shorter comments (75-100 words).
Quizzes: Short quizzes testing textbook reading and understanding will be administered. These quizzes will be short and focused on information from the course textbook.
Exams: Both a midterm and final exam will be given to test students understanding of documents and broader concepts of the history of Western Civilization.
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