History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-004: Europe in Crisis, 1900-1948
(Spring 2018)

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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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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