Summer 2022 - HIST 106 D100

The Making of Modern Europe (3)

Class Number: 2287

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 15, 2022
    Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.



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


This course is an introduction to the major political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments that have formed modern European society. While it will primarily explore broad developments and themes, attention will also be given to regional characteristics. After completing the course, students will be prepared for more concentrated study at the upper-division level.


Week 1 (May 13th) – Introduction

Week 2 (May 20th) – The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era

Week 3 (May 27th) – The Concert of Europe

Week 4 (June 3rd) – Nationalism

Week 5: (June 10th) – The Race for Empire: Mid-19th Century to the Early 20th Century

Week 6: (June 17th) – The Russian Revolution

Week 7: (June 24th) – World War I

Week 8: (July 1st) –. Canada Day: All classes cancelled.

Week 9: (July 8th) – The Inter-War Years & the Origins of World War II

Week 10: (July 15th) – World War II

Week 11 (July 22nd) – Cold War I: 1945 to 1972

Week 12 (July 29th) – Cold War II: 1972 to 1991

Week 13 (August 5th) – The New European Order: 1991 to the Present


  • Attendance and participation 25%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Primary source analysis presentation 10%
  • Primary source analyses (written) 20%
  • Final examination 35%



 A History of Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the Present (4th edition), W. Norton & Company, by John Merriman, (ISBN: 978-0-393-67448-4)

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