2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 352 - War, Revolution, and Totalitarianism: Europe 1914-45


This course is an intensive exploration of the collapse of Europe’s old order in war and revolution. The twentieth century began with huge social and technological progress, but it is marked by the wars and revolutions that shook our world between 1914 and 1945. The tensions that led to the First World War (modernization, mass society, naturalism, imperial competition) were unreconciled by that war, and the postwar settlements collapsed in dictatorship and violence, and, eventually, an even more devastating War. The social and political consequences of this traumatic first half of the twentieth century remain with us to this day, as do the hopes and dreams that inspire it.

Prerequisite: HIS 102  or departmental permission
1 semester 3 credits.