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HIS 214 Modern Europe

This course surveys European history from the late 15th to the late 20th centuries. Themes and topics include: Imperialism, expansion of the global economy (globalization) and the rise of capitalism, the evolution of the modern state/nation state form and the expansion of its powers, industrialization, modern social identities and organization (class, race, gender), labor movements, modern ideologies, mass politics and the party system, world wars, birth of the welfare state, and EU formation. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. (L03)