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James R Felak
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

A survey of European history from the 17th century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on reading and analyzing primary sources.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course is based on daily lectures and course readings. Students will read a collection of primary sources, along with a novel and two memoirs. There is no required textbook for this course, though an optional one will be recommended.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Three essay examinations and one short paper (4 to 5 pp).

1st Exam 25% 2nd Exam 25% Short Paper 25% 3rd Exam 25%


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 James R Felak
Date: 01/24/2014