James R Felak
Study of the east-central European region: Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and the Balkan countries, from their rebirth to World War II. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of German, French, Russian, or one East European language.
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 1989). Students are also expected to read an article or book review in an East European language or major European language.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Weekly meetings for discussion of readings and student papers.
*reading knowledge of German, French, Russian, or an East European language *some background in modern European history, or in the region of East Central Europe
Class assignments and grading
3 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.
Short papers--33% Longer paper--33% Participation--33%