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Welcome to Hist 1000: Early Western World to 1500

Students wanting to learn more about the course should consult the following links:


E-Classroom (sources and image, use BroncoNet ID to enter)

Email Prof. Berkhofer

Course Description
This course offers a sweeping view of the political, social and cultural development of Europe from ancient times to 1500. The lectures and readings will focus on the culture of the ancient Mediterranean world, the destruction and transformation of that culture, and the birth of a distinctive culture on the European peninsula. Special attention will be given to war as a force for social transformation, literacy/education, the rise of the nation-state, and the birth of European self-identification.


The class begins Jan 11th. If you miss the first day, download and read the syllabus carefully.

To Enter E-Classroom
Click on link at left and when prompted enter your BroncoNet UserID and password.

How to Use This Page
Students should familiarize themselves with the syllabus and all of the items available in the e-classroom which contains course specific handouts, advice, and assignments. The e-classroom requires BroncoNet ID to enter. Some sources and materials for this class are copyright protected and so must be password protected.

The syllabus and this page will be updated during the semester and these changes will be noted on the announcements page.

Robert F. Berkhofer
Dept. of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334

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