HIST 1511

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course surveys major developments since 1500, including the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Imperialism, Fascism and Communism, Word Wars I & II, the Cold War, decolonization, the welfare state  and the emergence of a "new world order." Prominent themes are the changing experience of violence, the relationship of Europe to the rest of the world, and the tensions within and among national, ethnic and "Western" identities. This course fulfills some of the traditional goals of a "great books" course through exposure to major thinkers like Luther, Hobbes, John  Stuart Mill, and Karl Marx, but it also introduces other kinds of historical sources, such as personal memoirs, parliamentary debates, and film.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17672HIST 1511  LEC 001

  • 17673HIST 1511  DIS 201

  • 17674HIST 1511  DIS 202

  • 17675HIST 1511  DIS 203

  • 17676HIST 1511  DIS 204

  • 18107HIST 1511  DIS 205