2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Apr 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 306 - Nineteenth-Century Europe

(3.00 cr.)

During the nineteenth century, Europeans came to see themselves as standing at the height of civilization. And yet, the century ended with the slaughterhouse of World War I. This course traces this contradiction as it explores the ways in which Europe wrestled with both the promises and problems that emerged in the wake of the French and Industrial Revolutions. Topics covered include the rise of liberalism and socialism, cultural movements such as Romanticism and modernism, the emergence of nationalism and the nation-state, the 1848 Revolutions, the unification of Germany and Italy, the "Eastern Question," imperialism and the rise of racial sciences, changing relations of class, gender, and sexuality, the emergence of mass culture and mass politics, and the origins of World War I.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
Years Typically Offered: Varies

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