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Scott Alan Brown
HSTEU 302
Seattle Campus

Modern European History: 1648-1815

Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the Peace of Westphalia to the fall of Napoleon.

Class description

HSTEU 302 offers a focused look at major political, social and intellectual shifts in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Major course themes include the evolution of scientific knowledge and method, the evolution of political philosophy and thought, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era. Students will develop a deeper understanding of these major trends in European history through classroom discussions of assigned readings and graded written assignments.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, discussion

Recommended preparation

No background is assumed, but some familiarity with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European history.

Class assignments and grading

three short papers, participation


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 Scott Alan Brown
Date: 10/19/2009