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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3145 - Experiencing the Middle Ages (3)

When Offered: Fall, Odd-numbered years
Experiencing the Middle Ages is based on the concepts of experiential learning and experimental investigation. We will go beyond reading about the Middle Ages to reconstruct some aspects of the medieval period in very real ways.  As a result, we will cover a small handful of topics, but students will engage with the sources more deeply than possible in most traditional history course, and spend more time researching those themes. Topics may include the Black Death, textiles, food, and manuscript production. In addition, each student will design and carry out their own medieval research experiment as part of this course.