Academic Catalog

Twentieth Century Europe

This course covers European History from 1914 through the end of the twentieth century.  Course materials focus on the causes, path, and results of the First World War and its longterm legacy for Europe; the development of totalitarian states across Europe in the interwar period, including both fascist and communist regimes; the causes, path, and results of the Second World War; the development, expansion, and demise of the Cold War from political, economic, cultural, and social perspectives; the processes of European mother countries attempting to hold on to and/or divest themselves of their colonial empires and the long-term implications thereof; the pivotal role of the 1960s as a decade of protest and resistance against systems of authority across Europe and its long-term consequences; and the path and results of European integration and the revolutions of 1989.

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Course Number:
HIST 320
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