The exam will consist of an identification as well as an essay section. For the I.D. part, you will be asked to choose five (5) out of ten (10) identifications. For each one, you must provide the definition (a succinct and precise indication of the term itself), the context (a brief background for the term; you do not need to provide an exact date, but you do need to indicate when, where, and/or under what circumstances the term took place), and the significance (a step back from the term itself, and an indication of its wider meaning concerning more general themes/issues we have discussed).
For the essay section, you will choose one (1) of two (2) essays. As for your paper assignment, I will be asking you to stake a position concerning a particular argument/issue. Incorporate detail into your essay as necessary. Explain everything that you mention in the essay. Do not just list items without demonstrating to me that you know what the specific term means.
Materials to Study
The test will draw upon material from discussion and readings.
List of I.D. questions from which I will draw for the exam
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Issac Newton (1642-1727)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
John Locke (1632-1704)
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)
Edict of Nantes
Glorious Revolution (1688-1699)
Bastille :A bunch of citizens stormed a guarded fortress to show there anger with the government
“What is the Third Estate?” (1789)
Tennis Court Oath
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Constitution of 1793
Committee of Public Safety
Maxamilien Robespierre (1758-1794)
Civil Code of 1804
Concordat of 1801