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Sophomore History Tutorial: The Emergence of Modern Europe

CSS 240
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations

The CSS sophomore history tutorial is an intensive survey of European history from the late 18th century to the present. The tutorial will concentrate on the key social, political, cultural, economic, and philosophical issues in European history from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of communism. In this tutorial, we will become familiar with the master narrative of the emergence of modern Europe (political revolutions, industrialization, empire, warfare, and cultural transformations), but we will also examine this story critically and ask ourselves who (or what) makes history, who is (and is not) part of the story, and what role we play as readers and writers of history. One of our central objectives, then, is to broaden our understanding of the multiple sources and definitions of European modernity--to see the ways in which the modern is constructed not (or not only) by economic, political, technological, and intellectual systems, but by people, both ordinary and extraordinary, acting within the possibilities and constraints specific to the contexts in which they live their lives. The tutorial is designed not only to develop a mastery of the historical period in question, but also to consider what it is we do when we read and write history by taking a closer look at the tools and skills involved. It will present a variety of historical sources, methods, and perspectives and will emphasize the development of reading, writing, and debating skills that will be immensely valuable in your CSS education and beyond.
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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