European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

History 5

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
100 GPBB (Genetics & Plant Biology)
Day & Time: 
TuTh 2-3:30
Class Number: 
24925
Units: 
4

This course is an introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central questions that it addresses are how and why Europe--a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilzation in its own right. Put differently how did "western" become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of "modern"