Tuesday, April 22, 2014


The start dates for presentations are as follows. All students are required to have their presentation ready and the annotated bibliography and formal outlines on the dates listed. Students will be chosen at random for the order of presentations.

TTH 125 Presentations begin on Thursday May 1st.
TTH 127 Presentations will begin on Tuesday May 6th.

MWF 125 Presentations will begin on Monday May 5th.
MWF 127 Presentations will begin on Friday May 2nd.

HIST 125 Reading Questions

MWF HIST 125: Discussion will be on Friday May 2nd.
TTH HIST 125 Discussion will be on Tuesday April 29th.

Make sure to bring your questions AND the book with you to class.

Reading Question for Machiavelli’s “The Prince”

1. “…all principalities known to history are governed in one of two ways…” What are the two ways according to Machiavelli and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

2. What are the three ways to hold newly acquired states securely, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each.

3. What are some of the examples Machiavelli uses to show fortune mixed with qualities of personal strength.

4. What are the immediate problems “…with men who either buy their way into power or are granted it by the favor of someone else…”

5. Explain the idea of “…cruelty used well or badly.”

6. What must a man do “…who is made prince by the favor of the people…”

7. Because “[e]cclesiastical princes alone possess states, and do not defend them; subjects, and do not govern them…” they must follow a different path. Explain.

8. What are the problems with mercenaries?

9. How should a prince organize the militia?

10. What does Machiavelli think about being loved or feared as a ruler?

Monday, April 7, 2014


Since so many films for the 125 sections were cancelled this semester, if you have not yet seen a film you can watch one from the list of acceptable films and write your film analysis on that. There is one film left showing in the theater that will work. If you are going to watch a film on your own you will need to come by my office for a list of acceptable films and instructions no later than Thursday April 17th. The paper will be due Friday May 2nd.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spring Semester Film Dates

Check the course numbers located next to each of the films to see which ones apply to the required film analysis paper for your section. I encourage you to attend as many of the films as you can. Extra credit can be earned by attending additional films. All films will be shown at 5:00 pm in the auditorium in building one (1-306)

April 24th: Macbeth(125,127)
May 1st: Downfall (127)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Map Quiz 127

Map Quiz Five and Six will be based on:


The Practice Map can be found on page 779 of your textbook

Be able to identify the following

1. Germany
2. France
3. Yugoslavia
4. Estonia
5. Hungary
6. Romania
7. Bulgaria
8. Latvia
9. Lithuania
10. Baltic Sea
11. North Sea
12. East Prussia
13. Russia
14. Switzerland
15. Austria
16. Czechoslovakia
17. Poland
18. Netherlands
19. Denmark
20. Belgium

Map Quiz 125

HIST 125: Map quiz Five and Six will be based on:


Be able to identify:

1. Rhine River
2. Danube River
3. Alps Mts.
4. Visigoths
5. Ostrogoths
6. Vandals
7. Angles / Saxons
8. Franks
9. North Sea
10. Baltic Sea
11. Adriatic Sea
12. Aegean Sea
13. Black Sea
14. Sicily
15. Corsica
16. Sardinia
17. Constantinople
18. Mediterranean Sea
19. Greece
20. Atlantic Ocean

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Full Text


Friday, January 4, 2008

Link to artwork by Hieronymus Bosch


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Selected Letters of Cicero


Voltaire's letters on the English 1778


Livy's History of Rome: Book 40 Perseus and Demetrius


Memoirs Of The Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself

This is a link through the Gutenbug Project to the full text of this book.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Important doccuments of the Reformation


The Augsburg Confession

Martin Luther: Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants

Martin Luther: On the Jews and their Lies (excerpts for class discussion)

Martin Luther: On the Jews and Their Lies (Full Text)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Witchcraft Doccuments

Here are some selections from doccuments relating to witchcraft.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

revocation of the Edict of Nantes

King Louis the XIV revocted the edict in 1685, less than 100 years after his grandfather Henry IV had proclaimed it.

Robert Bellarmine: Letter on Galileo's Theories, 1615

Galileo's letter of 1614 to the Grand Duchess Christina Duchess of Tuscany was not widely known, and was ignored by Church authorities. When a year later the Carmelite provincial Paolo Foscarini supported Galileo publicly by attempting to prove that the new theory was not opposed to Scripture, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, as "Master of Controversial Questions," responded.

Copernicus: The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies

Nicholas Copernicus was born February 19, 1473, in Poland. He entered the University of Krakow in 1491, then in 1495 went to Padua and studied medicine. In 1500 he was called to Rome and took the chair of mathematics there. He began to believe that the earth went round the sun about 1507 and from that time until his death worked, more or less intermittently, on his exposition of his theory. He delayed the publication of this exposition because of fear of being accused of heresy. Copernicus died May 24, 1543, just as his book was published. The knowledge of the time was not sufficient to prove his theory; his great argument for it was from its simplicity as compared to the epicycle hypothesis.

Monday, January 1, 2001


This is a link to the blank maps that are used for the map quizes.