This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
From Dante to Napoleon, Luther to Robespierre, Dr. Martin covers some of the most fascinating persons and developments in History.
This course traces the course of Western Civilization from the birth of the Renaissance to the fall of Napoleon, roughly 1300-1800. It includes studies of the great inventions, persons, and developments of this period, including the printing press, the Reformation, and the French Revolution.
Week 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments
Week 2: The Rise of the Humanists
Week 3: The Glory of the Renaissance
Week 4: Science and Inventions
Week 5: The Lutheran Revolt
Week 6: Swiss and English Reformations
Week 7: The Counter Reformation
Week 8: The Age of Discovery
Week 9: The Revolution in England
Week 10: The European State System
Week 11: The Wealth of the Nations
Week 12: The Age of Enlightenment
Week 13: The French Revolution
Week 14: The Age of Napoleon
Course materials: All course materials are provided FREE by the instructor.
Homework: Writing is an integral part of demonstrating both the assimilation of knowledge and the articulation thereof. Therefore, students will be guided through the process of writing a short (1-2 page, double-spaced) review of a book of their choice relevant to the subject matter.
NOTE: High School students taking this course may instead write a 3-5 page book review
Also, students will have one short (5-10 minute), ungraded, optional review quiz per week based on classroom lectures and discussions.