Spring 2020 - HIST 225 D100

20th Century Europe (3)

Class Number: 4571

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3153, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Ilya Vinkovetsky
    ivink@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-4306
    Office: AQ #6244

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of European history from the First World War emphasizing the origins and effects of the World Wars, the emergence of the Soviet Union and of fascism. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is a survey of Europe’s history from 1914 to the 1990s.  As different ideologies and forms of imperialism and hegemony struggled and staked claims to swathes of the European peninsula during those years, it is no exaggeration to say that Europe was transformed several times over.  As we look at the large forces at play through this time period, we will also pay attention to how real people – individuals – struggled to adjust and to make sense of them.  This course will cover the two world wars; the interwar period and the rise of fascist and communist systems; the tensions of the “Cold War” and life in a divided Europe; the rise of the European Union; the demise of communism; and the struggle between national and European identities and principles. 

Grading

  • Tutorial 20%
  • Primary source analysis 15%
  • First essay test 15%
  • Second essay test 20%
  • Final exam 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Spencer M. Di Scala, Europe’s Long Century: Society, Politics, and Culture, 1900-Present.

Heda Margolius Kovály, Under a Cruel Star.

Slavenka Drakulić, Café Europa: Life after Communism.

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