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Modern Europe History

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This course discusses the growth and development of European nations from the Early Modern Era to the present, with a focus on Europe's social, political, and economic history.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Fascism, Communism, and World War II

    • Analyze implications of the Jewish Holocaust.
    • Describe the economic and social effects of World War I.
    • Compare the political philosophies of communism, fascism, and democracy.
    • Describe the economic and political factors leading to World War II.

    Reconstruction to Unification

    • Describe how the Cold War affected Eastern and Western Europe.
    • Analyze the collapse of communism in Europe.
    • Describe the evolving relationships between European nations.

    The French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe

    • Analyze the intellectual ideas of the Enlightenment and their influence on the French Revolution.
    • Describe the cultural and political implications of the French Revolution.
    • Describe the political effects of Napoleonic expansion on Europe.
    • Identify the major European states geographically after the Congress of Vienna.

    The Rise of Nationalism and the Nation-State

    • Compare the characteristics of various 19th-century philosophical ideologies.
    • Explain the influence of nationalism and the revolutions of 1848 on the development of the nation-state.
    • Analyze the changing roles of the various social classes, women, and minorities in the 19th-century nation-state.

    War and Peace

    • Analyze the influence of European imperialism on Africa and Asia.
    • Analyze the roles the alliance system and nationalism played in the outbreak of World War I.
    • Explain the effects of industrialization in relation to World War I.
    • Describe the relationship between Europe and America during and immediately after World War I.
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