Europe

162A Fall 2013 Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914.

This upper division course surveys the rise and fall of the European Powers in the period of war and revolution preceding the downfall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I.

158C Fall 2013 Old and New Europe, 1914-Present

This course examines the political, social and cultural history of Europe in the twentieth century. The story of Europe’s twentieth century is dramatic: from the era of global political and economic dominance to the unparalleled destruction of two World Wars; from the interwar crises of capitalism and democracy to the creation of social democracy and European union; from the reach of vast overseas empires to the remaking of geopolitics through decolonization and Cold War.

5 Fall 2013  European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present. During this time, a small, poor, and fragmented Europe became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power now touch the four corners of the globe. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

5 Summer 2013 European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present - Session C (June 24- Aug 16)

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present. During this time, small, poor, and fragmented Europe became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power now touch the four corners of the globe. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

N158C Summer 2013 Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?-- Europe 1914 to the Present?- Session D (Jul 8- Aug 16)

The twentieth century was the most devastating in the history of Europe. This course surveys the major developments that led to the wars and revolutions for which the century is famous. It stresses the supreme importance of the commanding actors on the political stage as the century unfolded--Lenin and Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler, Churchill and de Gaulle, Walesa and Thatcher and Gorbachev, and focuses on the differing approaches to European relations taken by American presidents from Wilson to George W. Bush.

162A Summer 2013 Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914- Session A (May 28- Jul 3)

This upper division course surveys the rise and fall of the European Powers in the period of war and revolution preceding the downfall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I.

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