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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 266 - European Revolutions, 1789-1917

This course will provide an introduction to the study of history and to European politics, culture, and society in the long nineteenth century from the French Revolution in 1789 to the Russian Revolution in 1917. We will explore a multitude of different kinds of revolutions - including political revolutions, dramatic changes in class and social structure, evolving gender roles for men and women, and the establishment of new empires and nation states. This class will situate these vast changes in Europe in a broad global context and will consider the experiences of people with very different identities, ranging from women fighting for equal rights under the banner of the French Revolution to Russian peasants to African workers in the Belgian Congo. We will challenge traditional notions of what constitutes Europe and we will explore the various transnational connections that linked Europe to the rest of the world. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)