Spring 2018 - HIST 106 D900

The Making of Modern Europe (3)

Class Number: 3288

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SUR 5240, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2018
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SUR 3170, Surrey

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

Terrorist attacks, Brexit, the rise of xenophobic right-wing political parties, migrant and refugee crises, a stagnant economy, and an aging population.  Those are probably some of the things that come to mind when you mention “Europe” to somebody living in Canada today.  How did things over there get so bad?

In this course, we will study the history of Europe (all of it, from the Atlantic Ocean in the West to the Ural Mountains of Russia in the East) over the last five hundred years (that works out to roughly one year per four minutes of class time) in order to understand the forces and the people that have shaped that part of the world.  

We’ll start in a world full of knights, peasants, and witch-hunts, and as we start moving towards the present we’ll learn that Europe has always been a meeting place of different civilizations, peoples, and states that have interacted with each other in both destructive and creative ways.

Over the course of the semester, we will come to know historical Europe as a place that is always recognizable, and yet always a little bit alien.  Students will of course also learn about the wars, revolutions, ideas, books, religions, and art that have shaped the world we ALL live in and take for granted.

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Mid-term examination 25%
  • Short paper #1 15%
  • Short paper #2 15%
  • Final examination 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Lynn Hunt et al. The Making of the West, Volume 2: Since 1500. Fifth edition.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s., 2016.

Katherine Lualdi, ed. Sources of the Making of the West, Volume 2: Since 1500. Fourth edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.

Registrar Notes:

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