TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND
The aim of this course is to help the student better understand the development of England during the Tudor and Stuart period. The course will cover social, cultural, political, religious, and economic issues, and how they inter-relate and created the British world. It is also designed to foster thinking and analytical skills. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the student to come prepared to learn. Learning is not a one-sided process.
Early Modern England: 1485-1714, Bucholz
Voices of Morebath, Duffy
Bewitching of Anne Gunter, Sharpe
Wallington's World, Seaver
Exams and Quizzes
There will be three midterm exams worth 50 points each. They will consist of short answer and essay. There will also be a final worth 50 points. The exams will be based on the reading from the texts and the lectures. You will not successfully pass this course if you neglect either the readings or the lectures. There will also be a map quiz worth 25 points. All tests and quizzes, except the final, will be in the Social Science Testing Center, and they give out the last test one hour before closing. The testing center is a "No Cell Phone Zone." If the student uses a cell phone while testing, the test will be taken away and the professor will be notified of the infraction. The student will NOT be allowed to make-up the test. No bathroom breaks will be allowed during testing. If the student leaves the room while testing, the test will be taken away.
You will write a five page paper for each of the books assigned. It must be typed double-spaced in 12 point font with a one inch margin. It must also be grammatically correct and in essay form. The papers also need to be footnoted in Chicago Style form.
THERE'RE NO MAKE-UPS ON EXAMS, PAPERS, OR RESPONSES
In class participation may improve the student's grade.
Attendance is not graded but since class participation affects your grade it is recommended that you come to class every time. Please try not to come late nor leave early as this disrupts the class.
Turn off all electronic devices during class. Laptops are fine, but if I catch you doing something not related to class you will lose points. The same applies to texting.
Cheating will not be tolerated, and if caught cheating the student will fail that assignment automatically and may fail the course. Plagiarism on the written assignments will also result in the above-mentioned policy. Cite your sources!! If you have questions about plagiarism please ask the professor.
Any student requiring accommodations or services due to a disability must contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) in Room 181 of the Student Service Center. SSD can also arrange to provide materials (including this syllabus) in alternative formats if necessary.
1st Week Aug 25-29 Introduction, Wars of the Roses, Henry VII
2nd Week Sept 1-5 Henry VII to the Beginning of Henry VIII
3rd Week Sept 8-12 The Reign of Henry VIII
******More Paper due Sept 10
******MAP QUIZ ENDS THIS WEEK Sept 13
4th Week Sept 15-19 The English Reformation
****First Midterm Sept 19-23
5th Week Sept 22-26 Bloody Mary, Edward VI
6th Week Sept 29-Oct 3 First half of Elizabeth's Reign
*****Duffy Paper due Oct 1
7th Week Oct 6-10 Second half of Elizabeth's Reign
8th Week Oct 13-17 England's Golden Age
*****Second Midterm Oct 15-21
*****Fall Break Oct 17
9th Week Oct 20-24 James I
*****Sharpe Paper due Oct 22
10th Week Oct 27-31 Charles I and Religion
11th Week Nov 3-7 The English Civil War
12th Week Nov 10-14 Cromwell's England
*****Seaver Paper due Nov 12
****Third Midterm Nov 14-18
13th Week Nov 17-21 The Restoration
14th Week Nov 24-28 Glorious Revolution, William and Mary
*****Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 27-28
15th Week Dec 1-5 The Dawn of Great Britain
*****Defoe Paper due Dec 3
Final Exam IN CLASS,