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Kaja Shonick
HSTEU 303
Seattle Campus

Contemporary European History Since 1815

Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the fall of Napoleon to the present.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

No Prerequisites

Class assignments and grading

Daily reading and participation. Two papers, final exam.

To be announced in class


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 Kaja Shonick
Date: 03/07/2008