Fall 2015 - HIST 224 D100
Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War (3)
Class Number: 5894
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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.
- Tutorial participation/assignments 20%
- Primary-source analyses 20%
- Midterm exam 25%
- Final exam 35%
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.
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