This page explains the temporal organization of J. B. Owens's fall 2002 upper-division undergraduate and graduate course, History 360/560, The Spanish Empire. This course is part of the core curriculum in comparative and world history of the Department of History, Idaho State University. The sole purpose of this page is to provide an orientation to the reading assignments and class sessions for those students enrolled in History 360/560.

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Class Sessions and Reading Assignments

This is a page that lists the class sessions and assignments for J. B. Owens's fall 2002 course The Spanish Empire.

CONSIDER: "An idea is always grasped in relative association, never in absolute isolation, and no idea, in history, keeps a changeless self-identity."
--Joseph R. Levenson, Confucian China and Its Modern Fate


For your own good, no one who expects to do well in this course should be carrying over SIXTEEN CREDIT-HOURS this semester; fewer if you are working more than 10 hours per week.

Note Bene

Grades will be based on the exams, the student project, and on class and SpEmp list participation. Because class attendance is important, it is MANDATORY. A seating chart will be established, and attendance will be taken. Permission to miss an exam, to submit late work, or to be absent from class will only be granted if PRIOR notification has been given to me through the means provided below, unless such notification is impossible. Because failure to take an exam or to complete work will give you a zero for the assignment, you should not miss exams, submit unexcused late work, nor fail to make up any missed exam or assignment for which an excuse has been obtained.


All reading assignments are to be completed by the date indicated. By clicking your mouse on the highlighted date, you will find additional information and/or study questions about each session. The information and questions are designed to highlight material important for the course's analytical approach. Therefore, you must make sure that you understand this approach.

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Revised: 27 August 2002