HIST 429 Europe since 1945

Spring, Fall

Major Requirement: History of Europe
This course examines various aspects of European culture, politics, and society since World War II. In particular, we investigate the legacies of war and Holocaust; the creation and collapse of Cold War era communism; Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through decolonization, immigration, and globalization; and multiple challenges to Western value systems. Students are expected to read numerous works of historical scholarship, write a substantial analytical essay, participate actively in class discussion, and give oral presentations in class. (Course offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite: Sophomore Status