Fall 2015 - HIST 224 D100

Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War (3)

Class Number: 5894

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3210, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 13, 2015
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of European history emphasizing the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Europe and first Industrial Revolution, liberalism and its opponents, agrarian conservatism, liberalism and conservatism, the Revolutions of 1848, the struggles for political unification, the second Industrial Revolution and the origins of the First World War. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course offers a comprehensive survey of Europe’s “long nineteenth century” and the political, social, economic and cultural forces that shaped it. Themes will include the upheaval of revolution, the upsurge of nationalism, the emergence of liberalism and socialism, the development of industry, the rise of mass politics, the growth of imperialism, and the eventual descent into global conflict. To gain a clear understanding of this tumultuous period in European history, students will read and interpret a variety of primary sources. They will also be introduced to basic skills of historical thinking, critical reading, primary-source analysis and argumentative writing.

Grading

  • Tutorial participation/assignments 20%
  • Primary-source analyses 20%
  • Midterm exam 25%
  • Final exam 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

John Merriman, A History of Modern Europe, 3rd ed. Volume II: From the French Revolution to the Present

Additional readings will be available either online or on reserve at Bennett Library.

Registrar Notes:

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