Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Modern Europe – HIEU 914

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/08/2022

Course Description

Analysis of the major primary sources and scholarly research of modern European history leading toward a comprehensive examination. 

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course provides comprehensive analysis of the basic content and scholarly literature of modern European history.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the context and significance of the basic primary sources related to modern European history.
  2. Compile scholarly interpretations of the critical historiographical problems of modern European history.
  3. Judge the merits of scholarly interpretations of the critical historiographical problems of modern European history
  4. Formulate a Christian understanding of historiographical problems and interpretations related to modern European history.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Research Interests and Methodology Assignment

Students will select a sub-field or research methodology within the course field to pursue in subsequent assignments.

Critical Text Review Assignments (2)

Students will write a 2-page synopsis and critique of a leading “synthesis” text on the topic or period. Students must choose from a list of provided texts in the Weekly Reading Lists. This assignment will be submitted through Canvas and not provided to other students.

Discussion: Collaborative Reading Notes Assignments (6)

Students will produce reading notes per the template provided. Six sources will be used, which must include 2 relevant peer-reviewed articles, 2 academic books, and 2 critical primary sources used as evidence in your selected academic books. Either 1 book or 1 article chosen must have been published in the last 2 years.  Each student will produce the reading notes in a Microsoft Word document and submit the document to the course discussion for other students to use in preparing for their comprehensive exams. Students must reply to at least two other student’s post in 500 words with questions exploring the significance of the chosen items.

Oral Examination Assignment

Students will schedule time with the professor to perform an oral interview. This will assess the student’s command of the readings within the field.

Comprehensive Examination: Major Problems Assignment

Students will be presented with a question and the student will submit it within 4 hours via the course assignment link. This will be formatted as a standard essay.

Comprehensive Examination: Narrative/Lecture Assignment

Students will be presented with a question and the student will submit it within 2 hours via the course assignment link. This will be formatted as a lecture given within a class.