Course Description: Topics examining European history. Representative topics: Capetian France; World War I in Europe; Twentieth-century Europe. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.
Section Description: More than any other, the twentieth was a century of paradoxes. How could one civilization produce such extremes of greatness and wickedness, from the Holocaust and the Bomb to penicillin and seventy years of peace and prosperity? This question will serve as the basis of a study of Europe since 1900. Our method will be first of all to recount the century's major events--wars (hot and cold, foreign and civil), revolutions, depressions, genocide--and second to probe the surface of events and ask about mass consumerism, women's emancipation, life in totalitarian societies, the European Project. Our task will not be merely to see the history of these 100 years but to understand it. Prerequisite: Three hours of History
|MWF||09:40 - 10:30||LAFAYETTE HALL L210|
Instructor(s): Steven Zdatny
Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020