2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 2317 Power and Inequity in Modern Europe

This course examines power and inequity in Europe from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Particular attention will be paid to ideologies defining religious, national, racial, gender, and class differences that led to conflict both within Europe and with societies in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Special attention will be given to understanding the diverse perspectives of historical individuals representing a range of views on these ideological conflicts. Topics include the Reformation and wars of religion, the Industrial Revolution, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution of 1789, European colonialism and imperialism, World War I and the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Cold War and anti-colonial national liberation movements.