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Paradis, David Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • I am in the final stages of collecting material and verifying sources related to the popular uprising known as the English Rising of 1381. I am focusing my research on the collusion of those in power through the use of spreading rumors that inciteed violence against their political rivals.


  • Medieval English History


courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • HIST 1011 - Greeks, Romans, Kings & Crusaders: European History to 1600
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    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.
  • HIST 1113 - Introduction to British History to 1660
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Deals with Roman, medieval and early modern periods. Covers the demographic, economic, social patterns, political and religious developments, and cultural changes that contributed to the formation of the English nation.
  • HIST 2220 - History of War and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    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.
  • HIST 4123 - Medieval England
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Treats the major developments in English history from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 15th century. Emphasizes late medieval English society during the 13th and 14th centuries. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1113.


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