This course is designed to help the student become familiar with European history from 1450 to the present. Elements of that history which will be explored include, but are not limited to, intellectual and cultural components, political and diplomatic factors, as well as, social and economic aspects.
The course will also seek to familiarize the student with major historical themes of European history. Additionally, the course will require students to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretations, with a major part of the course dedicated to the student’s development in expressing historical knowledge by means of writing.
The course will cover topics in the following areas:
- Renaissance and Exploration
- Age of Reformation
- Absolutism and Constitutionalism
- Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments
- Conflict, Crisis and Reaction in the Late 18th Century
- Industrialization and its Effects
- 19th Century Perspectives and Political Developments
- 20th Century Global Conflicts
- Cold War and Contemporary Europe