04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
Section Information for Spring 2018
At the dawn of the 20th century, Europe dominated the globe politically, militarily, and economically. Within 45 years, much of the continent lay in ruins. This course surveys one of the most tumultuous periods of modern history, one punctuated by two world wars, revolution, and the havoc wrought by a worldwide economic depression. Students will examine the impact of these events on Europe’s major states: Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Soviet Russia along with a secondary tier of states - e.g., Spain and the Ottoman Empire - as well as the rise of fascism and Soviet-style communism. Finally, this course will consider how, out of this cauldron of social conflict and war, changes emerged that promoted a degree of greater (if uneasy) stability to make possible the modern, dynamic Europe of today.
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