Ancient

C157 Summer 2005 The Renaissance and the Reformation

European history from the fourteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century. Political, social, and economic developments during this transitional period will be examined, together with the rise of Renaissance culture, and the religious upheavals of the sixteenth centuy.

100 Summer 2005 The Goddess and the Knights: Gnostics, Templars, Wiccans, and Other Standbys of Popular Medieval History

Does Da Vinci's Last Supper really show Mary Magdalene on Jesus' right hand? Did Mary and Jesus really have a child who was the ancestor of the Merovingians? Was there an ancient religion of the Goddess? A Priory of Sion? Does the Louvre pyramid really have 666 panes of glass? Is anything true in The Da Vinci Code, or Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Chalice and the Blade? Does it matter? Should we care?

12 Summer 2005 The Middle East

The diverse peoples of Southwest Asia and North Africa have a rich and remarkable history: they produced the earliest centers of agriculture-based civilizations and urban life, gave birth to the world's three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), and served as the middlemen of the world economic system during the medieval and early modern periods.

159B Fall 2005 The World Economy, 1750ñ1914

This course surveys major trends in economic history from the Industrial Revolution up to the eve of World War I. Besides the Industrial Revolution itself, topics will include the spread of modern industry to continental Europe, North America, and Japan; early ";globalization";; the gold standard; and the economic impact of imperialism. Basic knowledge of world history and economic theory is helpful, but there are no prerequisites.

C157 Fall 2005 The Renaissance and the Reformation

European history from the fourteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century. Political, social, and economic developments during this transitional period will be examined, together with the rise of Renaissance culture, and the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century.

181B Fall 2005 Modern Physics

The course examines the establishment of the ideas and institutions of modern physics over the last century and a half. We begin with the nineteenth-century organization of the discipline and the debates over the classical world picture (mechanics, electromagnetism and optics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics). We then follow the dramatic changes that undid the classical picture, from the discovery of radioactivity through Einstein's theories of relativity on to the the creation of quantum mechanics and the accompanying philosophical disputes.

C175A Fall 2005 The Jews of Early Modern Europe

This course examines Jewish culture and society in the formative period from the Spanish Expulsion in 1492 to legal emancipation in 1791. During this time, the Jewish people began to make the enormously complex transition from medievalism to modernity. Topics to be surveyed include the expulsion from Spain, the religious, intellectual, and socioeconomic dimensions of Sephardic dispersion, the impact of the Reformation, Messianism, resettlement in the West, women's lives, anti-Judaism, the rise of Polish Jewry, Hasidism, Enlightenment and Emancipation.

154 Fall 2005 Canada: 1604 to the Present

A survey of Canadian history from exploration-first settlement to the present. Principal emphases will be upon Canadian political and constitutional development, the emergence of two distinct linguistic societies, immigration and demographic forces, and the Southward Warp (US influence on Canada).

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