This course provides an introduction to the history of modern Europe. It follows Europeans from the upheavals of the Enlightenment to the French Revolution, and from the Industrial Revolution to the era of nation-state building. It continues by exploring how Europeans became embroiled in the scramble for empire, the era of "totalitarianism," and two disastrous world wars. The course concludes by examining how Europeans coped with the divisions of the Cold War, the collapse of communism, and the challenges of integration and resurgent nationalism. From the "splendid century" of Louis XIV to the European Union of today, our focus will be on important individuals, social trends and developments and key movements (such as liberalism, Marxism, and feminism) as well as on the changing mentalities and experiences of ordinary Europeans. DISCUSSION SECTION IS REQUIRED.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumBU ISAS HUMAS LCDFA HUMAR HUMAS SC
Section 01Introduction to Modern European History
INSTRUCTOR: WalkeView Course Listing