HIST 212 - European History, 1789 - Present

A survey of modern European history with a emphasis on the French and Industrial Revolution, 19th Century European Imperialism, and the two World Wars.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15



None, but English 100 is highly recommended.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- 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?


Learning Outcomes:
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.