Summer 2019 - HIST 307 D100
Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)
Class Number: 4939
Delivery Method: In Person
Selected Topics. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 307 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Students with credit for HS 307 may take HIST 307 for credit only when a different topic is taught.
Greece at the start of the Twentieth Century was unrecognizable from the state that exists today. Largely an agrarian economy with a political class that still harboured hopes of establishing a greater Greek state (the Megali Idea) Greece would be transformed by political, military, and social developments into a largely urban population facing an uncertain future in due to the ongoing financial crisis. This class will answer questions such as: how did Greek transform itself from an agrarian to urban society? What role did warfare play in shaping Greek identity? How has the conception of what it is to be Greek shifted over the Twentieth century? In what ways do the problems that Greece faces today have historical antedecents? Not only will students increase their understanding of Greece through this class, but the socio, economic, political, and military dimensions of state formation as well.
- Participation and Response Questions 20%
- Quizzes 20%
- Midterm 30%
- Final Exam 30%
All readings will be made available to students on Canvas.
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