History 104, Block 9, 2004

Modern Europe and Its Critics

History 104




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History Dept.

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Dr. Christine Myers
Room 15, South Hall (x4322)

Office Hours
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.

Required Reading

  • 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.

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