James R Felak
Centuries of Ottoman rule that produced a new basis for the reemergence of independent states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; history of these new states until the present.
The history of the Balkan peninsula and its peoples from the time of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 to the present. The focus will be chiefly on the modern period, and on the issues of nationalism and communism.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Some acquaintance with modern European history.
Class assignments and grading
A midterm, a final examination, and a 10 page research paper on a topic of the studentís choice, approved by the instructor.
Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans, Vols. 1 and 2 Ivo Andric, The Bridge of the Dring
Midterm Exam 30% 10 page paper 30% Final Exam 30% Discussion 10%