HIS-3311 Europe in the 19th Century

3 credits

Prerequisite: HIS-1111 or HIS-1112.

This course examines political, social, and cultural developments in the history of Europe in the 19th century. It focuses particular attention on changes in the social order, especially the role of women, workers, and peasants; on structures of economic power and political ideology, and on the cultural transformations that accompanied the emergency of mass movements, urban life, and consumerism. It seeks to understand the dual phenomena of nationalism and modernization, as well as the impulses that fed Europe's obsession with empire.