Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDRN 181 - 1381: Princes and Paupers


Credits: 4
An interdisciplinary, team-taught examination of a “slice of life” in the year 1381. This introductory class focuses on the events surrounding the Peasants’ Revolt by examining documentary texts (literature, artwork, medicine, law) in their historical, religious, and social context. We explore the social consequences of the Black Death, class struggle, princely privilege, heretical movements, and women’s roles. Students develop critical and analytical skills through reading, writing about, and discussing significant texts and artworks that have defined the culture of the late 14th century. Students also learn the methodologies appropriate to such interdisciplinary study.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.