James R Felak
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of one major European or one East European language.
Study of East Central Europe, especially Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Balkan countries, during the modern period. Emphasis will be placed on the twentieth century.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Weekly readings and discussion of significant works on East Central European history, especially the more recent ones, covering the modern period (from the 19th century to the present).
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of German, French, Russian, or one East European language, and some background in modern European history, or in the region of East Central Europe.
Class assignments and grading
Short review essays based on the readings, (4 to 5 pp), one longer paper (12 to 15 pp) based on a topic of your choice, and competent participation in weekly discussions; Students are also expected to read an article or book review in an East European language or major European language.
Short papers--33% Longer paper--33% Participation--33%