Dr. Christine Myers
Room 15, South Hall (x4322)
Sundays from 3:00-7:00pm
& by appointment
Course Aims & Objectives
- According to the Cornell
Catalogue, this course studies the "social and intellectual
development of Europe since 1700." We will be starting in 1707
to be exact, and will also consider the key political and economic developments
during the last three centuries in Europe.
- Major topics included in the course will include: The formation of
Great Britain, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial
Revolution, Nation-building, New Imperialism, the First & Second
World Wars, the Cold War, and the European Union.
- The primary goal of this course is to help students understand the
most significant ideas and events from European history that shape the
world we live in today.
- Primary source documents will make up a majority of the material for
this course. You will find these readings on RESERVE
in the library. You are advised to make your own copies of the readings
to bring with you to class, so that you can make notes on them.
- You must also purchase The
Victorian Internet by Tom Standage in the bookstore. This book
will be the basis of your term paper.