Summer 2017 - HS 476 D100
History of Modern Greece (4)
Class Number: 5423
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
1 778 782-9603
Prerequisites:45 units, including 6 units of lower division history or by permission of instructor.
INtroduces students to the social and political history of modern Greece, with a focus on current developments through the examination of political, social, and economic transformations over the past two centuries, and help students situate modern Greek history within European context. The course will examine the various crises the mdoern Greek state has endured from its founding in 1830 to the present, political, social and economic using primary and secondary sources to understand the historical development of Greece. This course does replication material from HS/HIST 307 when offered with the course topic "From Glory to Debt". This course is also cross-listed with HIST 476. Students with credit from HS/HIST 307 under the topic "Glory to Debt" of HIST 476 may not take this course for further credit.
The focus of this course is the political, economic, and social history of modern Greece with a few references to cultural aspects and transformations. We will examine the various crises the Modern Greek State has endured from its founding in 1830 to the present, from political crises (army coups, dictatorships, civil wars, national crises and wars), to social crises (resettlement of refugees, immigration and emigration), and economic crises. We will use the current economic and political circumstances as a springboard to examine Modern Greek history and the transformations (or reactions) earlier policies and crises generated, and will place such developments within the context of European history. No prerequisites are necessary to take the course though a basic knowledge of modern European history will be useful.
The course aims to introduce students to the social and political history of modern Greece, help them understand current developments through the examination of political, social, and economic transformations over the past two centuries, and help them situate modern Greek history within a European context.
- Class attendance and participation 15%
- Readings Responses 15%
- Book Presentation 15%
- Book Review 15%
- Peer Review Report 10%
- Paper 30%
Thomas W. Gallant Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present.
All other required readings will be found on Canvas or the library.
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