Spring 2021 - HIST 106 D900

The Making of Modern Europe (3)

Class Number: 5578

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 23, 2021
    9:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby



An introduction to the major political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments that have formed modern European society. Breadth-Humanities.


This course provides an introduction to modern European history (1789-present) and the political, social, and cultural forces that shaped it. The focus of the course will be primarily on broad themes such as liberalism, socialism, nationalism; industrialization, urbanization, the world wars and the cold wars, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the emergence and evolution of the European Union, but it will also try to emphasize the regional diversity and differences within Europe over the past two and a half centuries. Special emphasis will be given to social, economic, and cultural changes over time. Students will develop analytical skills through close readings of a variety of primary historical sources and develop basic skills of historical analysis and evidence-based arguments which they will be expected to employ in their tutorial discussions and writing.


  • - Tutorial attendance and participation 25%
  • - Primary-source analyses 25%
  • - Midterm exam 25%
  • - Final exam 25%


Teaching at SFU in the Spring of 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods.

The lectures for this course will be asynchronous but the time slot (Friday 10:30-12:30) will be reserved for remote office hours, exams, review sessions, and other course related purposes. Tutorials will be synchronous at the allotted time slots.

Note: There will be no tutorials during the first week of the semester.



Lynn Hunt, et al, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol 2, 4th edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012)

Katharine J. Lualdi, Sources of the Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol 2, 4th edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012)

Additional material will be found on Canvas

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Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).