2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 2317 Modern European History

An introduction to the major institutional developments in Europe from approximately 1789 to present, e.g.: the French Revolution; the onset of industrialization; nineteenth- and twentieth-century nationalism; colonization and the exercise of League mandate power; comparisons between Western and Eastern Europe; communist and fascist dictatorships; socialism; feminism; World Wars; the movement toward a united, cosmopolitan Europe; challenges and opportunities presented by Muslim immigration; and emerging approaches to national and European citizenship. Considerable attention will be given to significant thought systems, cultural movements, and innovative historiographies.