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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits/Units Meets Dietrich School Requirement(s)
2171 HIST 1121 Tudor England 3 cr. HS  REG 
Class # Session Day/Time/Classroom Subtitle Special Indicators Recitation** Combined Section Enroll Limit Instructor
24887 AT TuTh / 02:30 PM-03:45 PM / 00242 CL     No recitation. 35 Winerock,Emily Frances 
Description
When Henry VII took the throne in 1485, England was just another backwater kingdom in Northern Europe. By the time Elizabeth I died in 1603, England had become a major player in European politics and was enjoying a cultural golden age whose fruits continue to feed and fascinate us. This course provides an introduction to the often colorful events and people that marked and shaped Tudor England, while also probing its controversies and darker sides. Major themes will include how the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation played out in England; domestic and foreign policies--and the assumptions that motivated them; what daily life was like for those at the top, middle, and bottom of the social hierarchy; and separating fact from fiction in the portrayal of Tudor England in movies, television shows, novels, Renaissance fairs, and popular culture. Assignments will draw on a wide range of primary sources, including plays, instruction manuals, sermons, portraits, and the writings of the famous and not so famous.
Prerequisite(s)
 
Frequency of Offering (approximate)
This course is offered at least once a year.
SPEN-designated Courses
not applicable

** Recitation and laboratory sections are not included in this database. To obtain class numbers, days, times, etc. of recitations and labs, see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes posted each term.

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