Early Modern European History

By completing two to three readings, or "lectures", a week, the student should be able to achieve a relatively comprehensive understanding of the history of Europe approximately between 1500 and 1789. The course should take 7 weeks (1.75 months) to complete but students should always feel free to follow at their own pace, be it more quickly or more slowly. Discussion and reflection topics will be given at the end of each lecture, and to better apply the knowledge presented, it is recommend that students discuss these in the comment boxes in order to reinforce their learning.

To participate, please join the EMEuroHist subreddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/EMEuroHist and remember that student participation is of the utmost importance for the course to continue!

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The following units will be covered in the course:

  1. Renaissance and Exploration
  2. Reformation
  3. Religious Wars
  4. Political and Cultural Development
  5. Science, Industry, and Enlightenment.

For more information, see the class subreddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/EMEuroHist .

Additional information

It is hoped that the students enjoy the course and understand the early modern roots of Western civilization.

Teacher qualifications

I took a year of college-level European History and was ranked as "extremely well qualified."

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