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HSTEU 113 A: Europe And The Modern World

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 9:10am - 11:20am
Location: 
CLK 316
SLN: 
11846
Instructor:
Professor James Felak
James Felak

Syllabus Description:

MODERN EUROPE

HSTEU 113 A

 

 

Professor James Felak

 

Office Hours—Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

                        And by appointment

 

E-mail: felak@u.washington.edu

Phone: 206-543-4797

Office:  Smith Hall 112-B

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

The history of Europe from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on political, diplomatic, socioeconomic, and intellectual developments.

 

COURSE TOPICS:

 

Weeks 1 and 2: include the development of political systems in England and France; developments in Poland, Austria, Prussia and Russia; the Scientific Revolution; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution; nationalism; the Revolutions of 1848; the unification of Germany and Italy; Europe in the late nineteenth century; imperialism and great power conflicts;

 

Weeks 3 through 5: include the First World War; the Bolshevik Revolution; the New Europe; Stalinism; Nazism; World War II and the Holocaust; the Cold War; Eastern Europe since 1945; Western Europe since 1945; the Revolution of 1989 and its aftermath; European populism today

 

COURSE READINGS SCHEDULE:

 

Perry M. Rogers, Aspects of Western Civilization (7th edition)

*reading schedules will be posted on the canvas site for the course, and sent to students regularly via the class list

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Students are expected to attend lectures. This is particularly important as there is no textbook for the course, although the chapter introductions to the Rogers book can serve in part as a textbook.  Students are also expected to do the assigned readings and come to class prepared to discuss them.  Grading will be based on the following:

First Examination—40%

Second Examination—40%

In-class Discussion—20%

 

Examinations: Examinations are in essay format, and are based on the course lectures and course readings. At least one week before each exam, I will provide students with a list of topics upon which the examination questions will be based.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:

 

First examination—Friday, June 30

Second examination—Wednesday, July 19

                          

TEXTS:

 

Perry M. Rogers, Aspects of Western Civilization (7th edition)

 

Catalog Description: 
Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of modern Europe. Cannot be taken for credit toward a history major if HSTEU 302 or 303 previously taken.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:52pm
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