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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Number & Suffix: 120
Full UC Title: EARLY MODERN HISTORY: 1450 -1850 
Transcript Title: EARLY MODERN HIST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course gives a chronological overview of European history in the early modern period, while also covering the borderlines with medieval, modern, and world history. Developments during the early modern period, which spans from roughly the late fifteenth to late eighteenth century, laid the foundations for present-day Europe. States took on recognizable forms, merchants discovered new markets within and outside of Europe, and the Reformation, the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment yielded new insights and worldviews. The perspective of this course includes economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of different periods in the early modern age. The course develops a critical perspective towards widely disseminated notions about modernization, that described medieval and early modern society only as stages in the development to modernity. Therefore, the course focuses on periods of a shorter time span within the early modern period, uncovering their idiosyncrasies as well as the interaction between different spheres: economy, political structures, mentality, etc. Generally speaking, specific themes are selected to enable the students to develop insight into the characteristics of these periods. From this starting point, finally, the subject of long term developments and trends are addressed. The subtle balance between the need to see similarities, structures and developments, and the necessity to discover the past as another country forms the nexus of the course. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner Title: EARLY MODERN HISTORY: 1450 - 1850 
Partner University Department: History 
Partner University Course Number: UCHUMHIS13