Spring 2022 - HIST 106 D900

The Making of Modern Europe (3)

Class Number: 4518

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYC 5140, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SRYC 3090, Surrey



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.

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


  • Tutorial attendance and participation 20%
  • Primary-source analyses 20%
  • Book reports 20%
  • Midterm exam 20%
  • Final exam 20%



  1. Lynn Hunt, et al, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol 2 (latest edition)
  2. Katharine J. Lualdi, Sources of the Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol 2 (latest edition)
  3. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (any edition)
  4. Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (any edition)

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