Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Course for Spring 2013 (HIST-B 208, Pagans and Christians in the Middle Ages)

This is actually more of a revived course than a new course, but it has been a while since it has been taught.
NEW COURSE NUMBER!  Formerly taught as E104 (spring 2009)
Prof. Deborah Deliyannis                                                      MW 1:25 - 2:15 pm + section
Email:  ddeliyan@indiana.edu                                                             Woodburn Hall 101
                                                                                                                    section # 32653
This class meets the College’s Global Civilization and Culture Credit, as well as the College’s  S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.
Between AD 33 and 1400, the people of Europe gradually converted from a variety of other religions to Christianity. In this course, we will consider both the (scanty) evidence for pre-Christian religions and the narratives of conversion for each region of Europe in the post-Roman period (i.e. after AD 400). The focus of the course will be a critical examination of the original written sources and material remains that tell us about the pre-Christian religions of Europe, the conversion of each group, and the impact of Christianity. No background knowledge is expected.
This is a lecture course, with discussion sections. Weekly readings will include primary sources and chapters from a textbook. Requirements include short written exercises on the assigned readings for 8 of the 13 weeks, participation in discussion sections, and midterm and final exams.