Mar 20, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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HU 442 - Modern European History

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course covers the political, economic, and social history of Europe since the Congress of Vienna, 1815. It deals with the history of Europe and European civilization as a unit, and in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries it attempts to tell the story of an integrated, or at least interconnected, world. Emphasis falls on those situations and movements–nationalism, socialism, liberalism, imperialism and militarism–that are international in scope and that have confronted and occupied Europeans and their descendants in common. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • See the revolutions of the 19th century and the Russian Revolution of the 20th century as an extension of the ideas of the French Revolution of 1789
  • Understand the rise and manifestation of various ideologies including liberalism, nationalism, Marxism, fascism, and totalitarianism
  • Realize that the future of European existence and importance lies in a “United States of Europe”

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Europe before and after the Congress of Vienna (1 class)
  • Romanticism and other European intellectual trends after 1815 (1 class)
  • Industrial Revolution (1 class)
  • Revolutions of 1824-1848 (1 class)
  • Crimean War and the balance of power in Europe (1 class)
  • Unification of Italy and Germany (1 class)
  • Britain, Austria, Hungary, and Russia, 1815-1871 (2 classes)
  • Intellectual (1 class)
  • European intellectual trends after 1848 (1 class)
  • European Imperialism (1 class)
  • Europe: Domestic concerns and culture after 1848 (1 class)
  • Europe: Foreign policy, 1871-1914 (1 class)
  • World War I and the peace settlements (1 class)
  • Bolshevik Revolution (1 class)
  • European intellectual trends after 1914 (1 class)
  • Stalin and the Soviet Union (1 class)
  • Rise of Fascism in Italy and Germany (1 class)
  • World economic crisis (1 class)
  • The road to war in Europe, 1933-1939 (1 class)
  • World War II in Europe (2 classes)
  • The origins of Cold War in Europe (1 class)
  • Political shifts in post-war Europe (1 class)
  • The end of European empires (1 class)
  • Unrest in East Europe (1 class)
  • Collapse of Communist empires, the rise of the EU, and Thatcher (1 class)
  • Tests (3 classes)

Patrick Jung

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