HIST 842 Post World War II European History


This course is a part of the Contemporary Europe Option of the European Studies Semester Abroad.

A survey of European intellectual, political, and cultural history since WW II, including the rise and fall of the Cold War division of Europe, reconstruction, elaboration of welfare states, national politics, and integration under the European Union and its predecessors.  The course begins with the origins and aftermath of WW II, which divided the European Continent and continues with a study of the rise and fall of the Cold War.  Students will examine materialism, postmaterialism, postmodernism, and nationalism to understand how these ideological currents relate to economic, social and political shifts in Europe.

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