HIST 639: Society and Politics in Western Europe, 1750-1914

HIST 639-001: Society and Politics in Western Europe, 1750-1914
(Fall 2022)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

East Building 134

Section Information for Fall 2022

This course is a graduate reading seminar that will examine developments in European history between 1750 and 1914. We will explore the intersecting strands of political, social, intellectual, and cultural movements of this period, through topics including: industrialization and labor; class, gender, and race relations; urbanization and urbanism; nationalism and imperialism; developments in science, technology, and medicine; mass culture and politics. Our investigations will be both historical and historiographical. On the one hand, we will gain a deeper understanding of the major issues and themes informing the politics, culture, and society of the long 19th century, and how they have come to shape our understanding of modernity. On the other, we will analyze how historians’ methods and theoretical frameworks have evolved over time to generate new approaches and perspectives to the study of modern Europe.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on changes in social conditions and ramifications in political life. Attention to urbanization of workers, changes in peasantry, growth of middle classes, decline of nobility, and major political developments and expansion of liberal reforms. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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