Age of the Crusades

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UMass Amherst
Students will study the history of the Age of the Crusades (1090s-1290s). They will cover the eight major crusades to the Middle East and North Africa, including personalities, ideologies, and military and logistical challenges. They will investigate the European Crusaders, those Muslim, Christian and Jewish who were "Crusaded Against", and the cultural interactions among them all. Student will also examine Crusades in Europe, and Crusades of later centuries. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Hist majors.
Open to Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores only. For the IE component, students reflect on themselves as students and history majors, and on their college careers and what they have learned in them, and then connect these reflections to topics in Crusades history. This will be through a special paper, on two of four response papers, on both exams, and in guided discussion during most lectures. At the end of the course, they will not only have gained insight into the class material, but also insight into themselves and into their own personal knowledge of the world. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Hist majors and is 4.0 credits.

Open to Sophomore, Junior and Seniors in all Majors. IE only applies to history primary majors.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Age of the Crusades
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Anne Broadbridge M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM Herter Hall room 217