Sophomore History Tutorial: The Emergence of Modern Europe|
This tutorial sequence analyzes the formation of modern European society from the late 18th to the last quarter of the 20th century. Most attention will be placed on Britain, France, Germany and Russia as these countries were shaped by, and responded to, demographic, economic, social, political, and intellectual forces that led to revolutions, political and social reforms, new modes of production, changes in social hierarchies, and new forms of warfare. Much attention will be placed on the social and political consequences of the French Revolution and industrialization, but empire, the origins and consequences of the two world wars (including the Russian revolution and the rise and defeat of Nazism) will also come under extensive discussion, as will the creation of a more stable and prosperous postwar European order. Europe's links to Africa, Asia and the Americas will be discussed in the context of imperialism and the two world wars. In addition to developing knowledge of the most important processes that have shaped the modern world, this tutorial seeks to foster a critical awareness of the varieties of historical narrative, the skills needed to interpret historical primary sources, and the possibilities and limits of history as a tool of social investigation.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only - 1st Trimester|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore and available at Olin Library & course Moodle site
1. Bayly, C. A. THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN WORLD 1780-1914: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND COMPARISONS. Malden, Mass: Blackwell, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0631236160
2. Timm, Annette & Joshua Sanborn, GENDER, SEX, & THE SHAPING OF MODERN EUROPE: A HISTORY. Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2007. ISBN: 1845203577
3. Merriman, John, A HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE, 4th Ed, Vol 2. WW Norton & Co, 2019 ISBN-13:978-0393667363
4. Jarausch, Konrad H, OUT OF ASHES: A NEW HISTORY OF EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0691173078
5. Freedman, Joshua. BEHEMOTH: A HISTORY OF THE FACTORY AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD. W.W. Norton, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-393-35662-5
Books focused on select time periods:
1. Furet, François, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1770-1814. Translated by Antonia Nevil. Oxford and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1996. ISBN: 978-0631202998
2. Hobsbawm, E.J. THE AGE OF EMPIRE, 1875-1914. New York: Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 978-0679721758
3. Howard, Michael. THE FIRST WORLD WAR. A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007). ISBN: 978-0199205592.
4. Fitzpatrick, Sheila. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. 4TH ED. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN : 978-0199237678
5. Kershaw, Ian, HITLER.London: Routledge, 1991.ISBN: 978-0582437562
6. Smith, Zadie, WHITE TEETH, 2000
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly papers due at the beginning of each class meeting.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Course open to CSS Sophomores only.
|Instructor(s): Tucker,Jennifer Times: .....F. 02:00PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
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