Sophomore History Tutorial: The Emergence of Modern Europe|
|Certificates: International Relations|
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: (CIR)(CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - 1st Trimester|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Allen, Robert C. The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0521687850.
2. Bayly, C. A. The Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Malden, Mass: Blackwell, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0631236160
3. Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. 4th ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN : 978-0199237678
4. Furet, François. The French Revolution 1770-1814. Translated by Antonia Nevil. Oxford and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1996. ISBN: 978-0631202998
5. Hobsbawm, E.J. The Age of Empire, 1875-1914. New York: Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 978-0679721758
6. Howard, Michael. The First World War. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007). ISBN: 978-0199205592
7. Joll, James, and James Martell. The Origins of the First World War, 3rd ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 978-0582423794
8. Kershaw, Ian. Hitler. Profiles in Power. London and New York: Routledge, 1991. ISBN: 978-0582437562
9. Landes, David S. The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present, 2d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN: 978-0521534024
10. Overy, R. J. The Origins of the Second World War. 4th ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. ISBN: 978-1138963269
11. Sperber, Jonathan. The European Revolutions, 1848-1851. 2d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0521547796
12. Williamson, David G. Bismarck and Germany 1862-1890. 3d ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1408223185
13. A series of readings available as PDF files under ¿Course Documents¿ from the course Moodle page. These readings are flagged by ¿Moodle¿ in the tutorial schedule below. Please be sure to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
The required textsbooks are available for purchase from the Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, Tel: (860) 685-3939. They are also available on 2-hour loan from the course reserve in the Olin Library. Be sure to bring the relevant required readings to class, as we will be analyzing various passages from these sources in the tutorial.
|Examination 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): Grimmer-Solem,Erik Times: .....F. 02:00PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC411; |
|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.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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