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James R Felak
HSTEU 452
Seattle Campus

Eastern Europe Since 1918

Explores the history of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia from the end of World War I to the present.

Class description

The history of the countries of East Central Europe (i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) from the end of the First World War to the present. NOTE: this course will not cover the Balkan countries (i.e. Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, or the former Yugoslavia).

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, with periodic class discussions of course readings.

Recommended preparation

Some familiarity with European history over the past century.

Class assignments and grading

Two exams, two short papers (5pp) and participation in regular class discussion.

Grading Percentages

Mid-term 20% Final 20% Short Papers 40% Discussion 20%


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: 04/30/2013