Course Description

Almost 1,000 years ago, Christian knights from Europe poured into the Holy Land and attacked Jerusalem. Why did they travel over 3,000 km to invade the most sacred city in Christendom? The struggle to reconquer the Holy Sepulchre would continue for more than a century. During this time, the mystic Knights Templar were formed, an order that eventually stood trial for witchcraft, heresy, and blasphemy when the Templars were accused of colluding with their Muslim enemies. Legends sprang up about relics from Jerusalem such as the Spear of Longinus, which was said to have pierced the side of Christ and drove at least one man to madness and voluntary martyrdom by fire. Topics include the causes and origins of the conflict, as well as the exchange of knowledge created by the intersection of cultures in the Holy Land. While the Crusades ultimately ended in failure, the political and religious ideals which prompted these events continue to fascinate scholars and history buffs alike.


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Oct 06, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $315.00
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No textbook required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

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