HIST031 - THE ASCENT OF EUROPE

Description: 
This course investigates the role European civilization has played, over the last 500 years, as an incubator of the world we inhabit today. Moving thematically across the era of Europe’s global preeminence, we will trace the emergence of fundamental ideas, technologies and practices that allowed Europeans to extend their influence - along with their languages and institutions - around the world. Topics range from the rise of nation-states, the scientific revolution, and modern mass warfare, to new forms of selfhood, the idea of secularism, and the attempt to create a European supra-state. Twice weekly meetings combine lectures and discussion, focusing on key historical problems and topics. This course satisfies the Sector II requirement for History and Tradition.
Instructors: 
NATHANS, BENJAMIN
SAFLEY, THOMAS
Day and Time: 
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Room: 
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Activity: 
LEC
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    Registration Notes: 
    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
    • Major Concentrations: European
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Europe