2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 2080 - The Rise Of Modern Europe: Renaissance to World War I

Investigates the emergence of early modern Europe from the Christ-centric Middle ages, the secularity of the Southern Renaissance, the emergence of Christian humanism in northern Europe, the rise of the modern nation-state, the Glorious Revolution in England, the Enlightenment and French Revolution, the industrial revolution and rise of modern nationalism, the revolution of 1848, the rise of realpolitik and the modern nation state, Imperialism and the causes of World War I. In addition, the course will study the rise of urbanization and the middle classes, the emergence of political parties and mass movements and the rise of modern ideologies such as nationalism, socialism and Marxism. Great figures such as Petrarch, Erasmus, Luther, Voltaire, Cromwell, Robespierre, Bismarck and Napoleon will be studied.

Anticipated Terms Offered: varies