Section Information for Spring 2012This course will examine the history of Europe from ancient times to the present. You will gain an understanding of the tools of a historian through the examination of selected themes and events. In particular, the course will focus on the evolution of the modern state, the idea of citizenship, the role of communication as a political force, and the contest for power between various groups. We will not cover every detail, but look instead at significant historical moments and trends that affected European history and its role in the world. Through lectures, discussions, and readings students will come away with a stronger appreciation of European history, the tools of the historical trade, an understanding of how history shapes our modern world, and skills that will benefit students pursuing any discipline.
Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.
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