259 Module Overview

Module 2 contains the following content – all original by author or contained in the Lumen textbook.

Textbook Reading – Chapter 21

Discussion Forum:

This discussion will be based on the textbook reading for the chapter.  For your initial post in this discussion please answer the following questions: “What is your opinion of Enlightened Despots like Frederick the Great or Catherine the Great described in this chapter?  Do you think their reforms represented a significant step forward for their countries?  Or, as absolute rulers who never supported democracy, was their impact on all the citizens (rich and poor alike) of their countries limited?”

After posting your initial post you are required to reply to at least one other student.  Replies must be at least 100 words in length and have at least one new quote from the textbook (not a quote you used in your initial post and not a quote that is in the post you are replying to).

All posts must be made by the deadline for the discussion forum to receive full credit.

SS112 Discussion prompts by John McLean are licensed under CC-BY 4.0

Short Essay:

Submit your short essay for Module #2 here.  The question for this essay is: “Which of the Enlightened Despots listed in this chapter do you think had the biggest positive impact on their country?  Which specific policies of that ruler do you think were the most important and why?”

This essay must be at least 500 words in length and have at least one quote from the textbook to receive full credit.

SS112 Short Essays by John McLean are licensed under CC-BY 4.0

Quiz: All quiz questions are original and the quiz is linked on the course map.


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