Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the fall of Napoleon to the present.
This course serves as an introduction to modern European history from 1815 through the present and will cover major cultural, social, and political events. Topics to be explored include: the rise of Nationalism, Industrialization, Imperialism, World War I, Fascism and Nazism, World War II, the Cold War, Americanization, the Revolutions of 1989, and the New Europe. Special attention will be paid to the following themes: migration, race and citizenship, gender and sexuality, social movements, and national identity in modern political life.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
daily lecture and discussion
Class assignments and grading
Daily reading and participation. Two papers, final exam.
To be announced in class