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HIST 300 From Celts to Vikings, 400-1000

Prerequisite: HIST 202 or 204, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits) 

A study of the peoples and culture of early medieval Europe, from the late Roman period through the 10th century. Topics include the Celtic population of the Roman Empire; “barbarian” kingdoms such as Celtic Ireland and Scotland, Anglo-Saxon England, Frankish Gaul and Visigothic and Islamic Spain; Christian missions; social and technological developments; the Carolingian Empire and its Renaissance; Viking Scandinavia and the impact of the Viking invasions on Europe; and the culture of the millennium.