HIST136 Modern Europe

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST136 Modern Europe
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
A survey and analysis of the achievements and challenges of the Western World from c. 1870 to the present.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To familiarize students with one of the historical events that will color and shape their lives.
    2. To sift through contradictory materials and to make judgments concerning such material.
    3. To introduce students to proper and effective forms written communication
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction
      1. Explanation of the Syllabus
      2. Overview of the Course
    2. 1870 - 1914 Europe''s Apogee
      1. Liberalism vs Realpolitik
      2. Science vs Culture
    3. World War I
    4. ''20s & ''30s: Crisis and Creativity
      1. Liberalism vs Totalitarianism
      2. Planned Economy and State Welfarism
      3. Science and Culture
    5. World War II
    6. 1945 to the Present
      1. Postwar Uncertainties and Reconstruction
      2. Science, Culture and Thought
      3. "Spaceship Earth"
      4. The Future?
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Text: See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture - discussion presentation, maps.
  2. Films/Videos, TV Films
  3. Special Speakers
  4. Examinations and Quizzes
  5. Writing Assignments

Review/Approval Date -2/99