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Jobin, Nicole V Instructor

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Research

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  • Dr. Jobin's early research concerns the economic and social role of monastic and cathedral institutions in Medieval and Early Modern Genoa, Italy. Her study of these institutions has revealed connections between agrarian contract forms and developing commercial contracts during the period known as the commercial revolution between 1000 and 1350, the way monastic institutions specifically engaged with women landholders in ways that are different from their male counterparts, and the role monastic and cathedral institutions have had on shaping attitudes and practices towards the medieval and early modern environment of Genoa. Her current research is centered on the undergraduate first-year learning experience, and pedagogical techniques to enhance critical thinking through object-based learning and the use of historical primary source materials.

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  • social and economic history, italy and the mediterranean, the role of monastics in the process of urbanization, development of commercial land markets, women's roles in the medieval and early modern commercial land market of Genoa, pedagogy - history and the use of primary sources with undergraduates, pedagogy, first-year education

Teaching

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  • HIST 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. Same as CLAS 1061. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • SEWL 2000 - America, the Environment, and the Global Economy Examines the debate over globalization and the global environmental crisis. Does increasing global economic development threaten to undermine the environment? What role should America play in the development of a sustainable economy? Degree credit not granted for this course and SOCY 1002. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 1011 - Greeks, Romans, Kings & Crusaders: European History to 1600 Examines the history and formation of Europe from its roots in the ancient Near East to Greece to the creation of Medieval states and kingdoms. Topics may include the rise of Christianity, Barbarian migrations, religious persecution, the role of gender and minority status, the growth of trade and European encounters, the Black Death, the European Renaissance the Protestant Reformation. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 1012 - Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600 Examines the history of modern Europe from 1600. Topics may include religious conflict, absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the global impact of European colonialism and imperialism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and the emergence of romanticism, nationalism, liberalism, socialism and modernism. Concludes by analyzing World War I and II, communist and fascist totalitarianisms, decolonization and the Cold War. Formerly HIST 1020 (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 2220 - History of War and Society Focuses on war and society in a variety of global contexts. Explores the character, origins, and social, political, and intellectual impacts of war in contexts ranging from several centuries of international conflict to the experience of individual nations in specific wars. Topic varies in any given semester; contact Deptartment of History for details. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 1012 - Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600 Examines the history of modern Europe from 1600. Topics may include religious conflict, absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the global impact of European colonialism and imperialism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and the emergence of romanticism, nationalism, liberalism, socialism and modernism. Concludes by analyzing World War I and II, communist and fascist totalitarianisms, decolonization and the Cold War. Formerly HIST 1020 (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. Same as CLAS 1061. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • HIST 4212 - The Age of Religious Wars: Reformation Europe,1500-1648 Traces the history of Europe from the end of the Hundred Years War through the Thirty Years War. During this period Europe experienced tremendous changes including emerging religious heresies, the advent of the Spanish Inquisition, violent civil wars, the witch craze, and the Thirty Years War, a precursor to the World Wars of the 20th century. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1113. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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