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Elizabeth L. Crouch
HIST 113
Seattle Campus

Europe and the Modern World

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.

Class description

This course is an introduction to the political, cultural, intellectual, and social history of Europe beginning in the mid-17th century and continuing to the present. Starting with the Age of Absolutism, students will encounter revolutions, empires, wars, and a wide variety of intellectual, cultural, political and artistic movements in order to explore both how these impacted the daily lives of women and men as well as how they shaped Europe and its relationship to the wider world.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This is a B-term course that meets two hours every day and will consist of a combination of lectures and discussion.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites required.

Class assignments and grading

Students will be expected to attend lectures, finish assigned readings, watch required films, participate in class discussion, and complete writing assignments and examinations as defined in the course syllabus.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Elizabeth L. Crouch
Date: 02/21/2007