JWST 2958

JWST 2958

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

In the course we will study the history of the lands, peoples, and states of Eastern Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries as an integral part of modern Europlean and global history. We will ask what the East European experience can teach us about larger questions of cause and effect, agency in history, continuties and ruptures, the interplay between institutions, states and individuals, and the relationship between culture and politics. The course will define the region broadly, to include the lands stretching from today's Ukraine to Poland and the Balkans. But given the constant flux in borders, demographics, and sovereignities of this region, we will have to continually reconsider what and where Eastern Europe was. We will survey key periods in the region's history, looking closely at cases from across Eastern Europe. We will learn about institutions, large-scale processes, personalities, events, cultural artifacts, and ideas using a combination of narrative history and literary essays, primary documents, works of fiction, and films.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2958

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17209 JWST 2958   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person