History : Though the European continent has changed beyond recognition since 1989, historians are only just beginning to turn their attention to this most contemporary of European epochs. This course therefore provides students an opportunity to conduct ground-breaking research, informed by readings and seminar discussions on such topics as Thatcherism, the round tables and revolutions of 1989, war and genocide in Yugoslavia, European integration, the fall and rise of Russia, technological change, and related transformations of society and culture. The course provides training in methods appropriate for research on contemporary history, and though it does not neglect great powers, it is well suited to students interested in Europe’s small countries.
Terms: Fall 2017
Instructors: James Krapfl (Fall)
Prerequisite(s): A 300-level course in European history or permission of instructor.
Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken HIST 436 in Winter 2012 or Winter 2014.