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HIST108 From Medieval to Modern Europe

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

An examination of principal trends in the development of European civilisation between the early Middle Ages and the nineteenth century.

This paper is an introduction to European History from the Middle Ages, known for the Crusading Movement and the Black Death, to the dawn of the modern era, marked by the French Revolution and the rise of capitalism. It explores how medieval Europe created a new civilisation and how and why Western Europe grew into a global power in the modern period.

The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, psychology, politics, sociology, English and classics.

Paper title From Medieval to Modern Europe
Paper code HIST108
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff

Coordinator: Professor Takashi Shogimen

Lecturers: Associate Professor John Stenhouse and Professor Takashi Shogimen

Recommended: Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, Judith G. Coffin and Robert C. Stacey, Western Civilizations, Third Brief Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2012).

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Be equipped with a clear sense of the general shape of European history from the Middle Ages to the dawn of the modern era
  • Have a sound grasp of the concepts and terms that historians have used to make sense of European history

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Monday 11:00-11:50 30-34, 40
A3 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 30-34, 40
A4 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 30-34, 40
A6 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 30-34, 40