European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

History 5

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Day & Time: 
Tue/Thu 2–3:30pm
Class Number: 
31133
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."