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James R Felak
HSTEU 551
Seattle Campus

History of Eastern Europe: 1772-1939

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

*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%


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 James R Felak
Date: 10/17/2005