Mar 01, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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HIST 2530 - Life, Love, and Death in the Medieval World

This course explores life in medieval Europe through the interpretation of contemporary sources, including saints’ lives, chronicles written by conquerors and the conquered, first-hand murder accounts, and how-to guides composed for lovers, monks, knights, and architects. Lectures will also introduce evidence from archaeology and the visual arts to complement the literary record. This is a thematic course rather than a chronological survey. General topics include The World Around Them, Rules of Love, Culture of Violence, and Visions of the End.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze literary sources as evidence within a historical framework on writing assignments and essay exams.
  • Students will be able to describe the uses and limitations of a variety of sources for medieval history.
  • Students will be able to identify major developments in the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural history of medieval Europe.

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