HSTEU 305 EUROPEAN WITCH TRIALS Spring Quarter 2017
FINAL EXAM IS WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 FROM 2:30-4:20 IN REGULAR CLASSROOM
Professor Mary O'Neil Office: Smith 212A Phones: 543-9370 or 543-5790 (messages)
Office Hours: Weds 1:30-3pm & by appointment other times
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org best way to reach me and schedule appts outside of office hours.
COURSE WEB PAGE http://courses.washington.edu/hsteu305
-- please consult weekly
Teaching Assistant: Taylor Soja email@example.com Office Smith 214 Office Phone 543-8921
Office hours to be announced at Friday sections
Required Books (ordered at University Bookstore)
Norman Cohn, Europe’s Inner Demons (Revised edition, 2001)
Kors & Peters, Witchcraft in
1100-1700: Documentary History (2cd ed, 2001)
Brian Levack, The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe 2016, 4th edition (2cd or 3rd edition OK)
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
Richard Godbeer, The Salem Witch Hunt: a Brief History with Documents
XEROX PACKET: additional readings for second half of course & documents for second papers
REQUIREMENTS: ** ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED TO PASS COURSE **
Incompletes at end of quarter for medical or personal emergencies only.
1) Attendance at lectures, KEEP UP WITH reading: about 100 pages week
this is a lot but very interesting, sometimes amazing reading (think 20 pp a day for 5 days)
2) DISCUSSION: participation in Friday section discussions will count for 10% of grade --
this grade will be based on attendance & participation, to be decided by your TA.
3) EXAMS: Mid-term exam (20%) Monday April 24th in class (Week 5)
Final exam (25%) Wednesday June 7, 2:30-4:30 pm
4) TWO WRITTEN ESSAYS:
First short assignment: due Wedmesday April 12, 3-4 pages (20%) Wk 3
Second longer paper: due Wednesday May 31, 5-7 pages (25%) Week 10
Late papers will be marked down -.1 per day overdue (weekend = 2 days)
FIRST PAPER TOPIC (3-4 pp) Analysis of texts from early medieval witchcraft legislation.
Details available on last page of this syllabus. Texts will be discussed in section & lecture.
SECOND PAPER TOPICS (5-7 pp) are to be drawn from assigned course readings, based on
. Topics will be posted after midterm
an analysis of primary documents such as the Malleus, Doctor Faustus, 16th C. Witch Debate,
transcripts of witch trials, including the benandanti (Night Battles) in Italy, and others from France,
Germany, England or Salem witch trials