A survey of modern European history with a emphasis on the French and Industrial Revolution, 19th Century European Imperialism, and the two World Wars.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
None, but English 100 is highly recommended.
- The French Revolution and the move from the Old Regime to the Modern Word.
- How industrialization shaped peoples lives.
- Nationalism and the rise of Europe as a dominating world power.
- How Imperialism changed the global map.
- The Great War and the Russian Revolution
- Popular culture and the Rise of United States as a world power
- Europe and dictatorship
- Hitler and the Second World War
- Era of the Cold War
- Women in the Twentieth Century
- The rise of a New Europe?
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain modern European nation formation
- Define different political ideologies, such as Liberalism,Communism and Fascism, and to demonstrate how these affected modern European history
- Explain the origin of social movements, such as feminism, and give examples on how they impacted modern Europe
- Identify arguments in historical texts
- Analyze primary documents
- Contrast and compare historical arguments in texts on similar topics but with different arguments
- Write essays using academic language and structure
- Prepare and present a lecture
- Access written texts through D2L
- Contribute to online discussions through D2L
- Submit written assignments through D2L
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current books lists.