Age of Schisms: History of the Eastern Churches 451-1204
College: Trinity College
Instructor(s): Opperwall, Daniel G.
Course Code: 
TRH2412HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
6101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online - Asynchronous
Description: 

This course will examine the history of the Church from the years 451 (the Council of Chalcedon) to 1204 (the sac of
Constantinople) with emphasis on the Eastern Churches. Key topics will include the Council of Chalcedon and the
following Ecumenical Councils, the reign of Emperor Justinian, the Great Schism, and the Crusades. Throughout the
course, emphasis will be placed on engaging with primary sources. In addition, we will pay special attention to the nature
of Church History as a discipline, and what it means to study Christianity during an often difficult time. The course will be
assessed on the basis ofJarticipation in class discussions, short examinations on factual data (names, dates, etc), and
two written assignments demonstrating students' ability to use primary sources in the study of history.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2022
Winter 2019
Hours per Week: 
2
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Quizzes
Short Paper
Other