European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

History 5

Summer 2018
First 6 Week Session
Instructor: 
Location: 
12 Haviland
Day & Time: 
MTuW, 1–3:30 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class Number: 
15203
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 civilization in its own right. Put differently how did "western" become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of "modern".