Sophomore History Tutorial: The Emergence of Modern Europe|
|Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor|
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 - 1st Trimester|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary Readings: The following books, plus supplementary readings will be on reserve, in print, or online, at Olin:
William Sheridan Allen, THE NAZI SEIZURE OF POWER
Benedict Anderson, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES: REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGIN AND SPREAD OF NATIONALISM
Hannah Arendt, EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM
Christopher Browning, ORDINARY MEN
Textbook: Mark Kishlansky et al, Civilization in the West, 7ed. Vol. C.
ISBN: 0-205-55689-2. The Kishlansky et al. readings are optional; they┐re intended to provide you with a baseline sense of the chronology of modern European history, copies on reserve at Olin.
|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): Wurgaft,Benjamin 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.|
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