This course will provide an in-depth study of the era of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire, focusing on political, military, intellectual, and economic developments.
The era of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic imperium is one of the major turning points of European and world history and is often considered the beginning of “modern history.” Readings, lectures, discussions, and assignments will explore the various causes of the Revolution, the political and economic aspects of republican transformations, the crisis in ideals and institutions resulting from increased domestic violence and continuing warfare, the emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte, the “man on horseback,” as a military commander, politician, and ultimately emperor, and the contours and consequences of over two decades of constant warfare. The course will most benefit those students whose focus of study is on European history as well as those who are interested in military affairs.
Textbook readings, websites, and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each thread. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course- related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.
Writing Assignments (2)
The student will write two 5–7-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the topic for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. The paper must include at least 10 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.
Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple- choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The Midterm Exam will cover the Learn material for Module 1: Week 1 — Module 4: Week 4. The Midterm Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contains 2 essay questions, and has a time limit of 2 hours.
The Final Exam will be cumulative in nature. The Final Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 2 essay questions, and have a time limit of 2 hours.