Scott Alan Brown
Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the Peace of Westphalia to the fall of Napoleon.
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
No background is assumed, but some familiarity with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European history.
Class assignments and grading
three short papers, participation