Europe

5 Fall 2015 The Making of Modern Europe, 1450 – Present

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present as an aspect of global history. During this period, a small, poor, and fragmented outcropping of Asia became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power touched the four corners of the world. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

172 Fall 2015 Russian Intellectual History

This course introduces students to Russian intellectual history from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century, covering aspects of political, social, and religious thought. We will observe Russian thinkers elaborate conceptions of Russian national identity in a multi-ethnic empire. We will also study Russian social thought, including debates on human nature, populism, the "women question," the nature of progress, and the rise of anarchism and Marxism.

162A Fall 2015 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.

C157 Fall 2015 The Renaissance and the Reformation

This course focuses on one of the most dynamic and transformative periods in the history of Europe. Covering the centuries from roughly 1350 to 1650, we will first be analyzing the dramatic rise or "rebirth" of painting, architecture, poetry, political theory and learning that first emerged in the Italian cities of Florence, Venice, Rome, and Naples, and then spread in varying degrees to other parts of Europe. We will then look at the intellectual and religious movements that arose both as products of and reactions against this Renaissance, namely the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.

100B Fall 2015 Yugoslavia

This course considers the emergence and decline of the Yugoslav state (1918 - 1991) from two different but closely related standpoints – that of history and politics, and that of language, literature and culture. Throughout Eastern Europe, but especially in the former Yugoslavia, these two aspects have been so interconnected that it is not possible to understand one without some comprehension of the other.

N158C Summer 2015 Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? Europe 1914 to the Present - Session C

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.

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