Summer Session 2014 Instructor: Ian G. Grimmer May 29–June 27 Office Hours: By a ointment for on!

ine "iscussions usin# S$y e %&mai!: i#rimmer'u(m.e"u History 16 Modern Europe, 1648–1991

)*is intro"uctory&!e(e! course sur(eys t*e main "e(e!o ments in t*e *istory of mo"ern %uro e from t*e en" of t*e )*irty +ears ,ar to t*e co!!a se of t*e So(iet -nion. )o ics to .e "iscusse" inc!u"e: t*e Scientific /e(o!ution0 t*e %n!i#*tenment0 t*e 1renc* an" In"ustria! /e(o!utions0 t*e .irt* of mo"ern o!itica! i"eo!o#ies0 t*e a#e of im eria!ism0 an" t*e t2o catastro *ic 2or!" 2ars of t*e )2entiet* 3entury. ,e 2i!! .e es ecia!!y concerne" 2it* e4 !orin# c*an#es in t*ou#*t an" cu!ture a#ainst t*e .ac$"ro of socia! an" economic transformations0 an" 2i!! "ra2 on a (ariety of sources to i!!ustrate t*is *istory inc!u"in# contem orary 2ritin#s0 *oto#ra *s0 an" aintin#s.

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Requirements 1. 5istenin# to t*e o"cast !ectures eac* 2ee$ 2. 6artici ation in eac* of t*e t*rea"e" "iscussions 7. 3om !etion of t*e mi"term an" fina! essay e4ams "ue on June 10 an" June 27 res ecti(e!y Required Books 3offin an" Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 (o! 20 17t* %"ition0 ISB8: 979&0797974970 :o!taire0 Candide0 6en#uin0 ISB8: 979&0140440041 Mar4 an" %n#e!s0 The Communist Manifesto0 O4for"0 ISB8: 979&0199;7;712 1reu"0 On Dreams, 8orton0 ISB8: 979&0797001440 5e(i0 Survival in Auschwitz0 3reateS ace0 ISB8: 979&1492<71149 Final Grades ill !e !ased on" On!ine =iscussion 6artici ation 7;> Mi"term %4am: 70> 1ina! %4am 7;> #is$ussion Guidelines In a""ition to (ie2in# t*e on!ine !ectures an" "oin# t*e rea"in# assi#nments0 artici atin# in t*e 2ee$!y t*rea"e" "iscussions 2i!! constitute an im ortant com onent of your 2ee$!y res onsi.i!ity as a stu"ent in t*is course. +ou 2i!! .e e4 ecte" to *a(e com !ete" t*e rea"in#s .y )ues"ay so as to .e a.!e to ost a res onse to t*e "iscussion .oar" .y )ues"ay at mi"ni#*t at t*e !atest. %ac* stu"ent is t*en e4 ecte" to rea" eac* ot*er?s osts0 an" to comment on at !east one of t*em on ,e"nes"ay .efore mi"ni#*t. I?!! .e res on"in# to t*e osts on ,e"nes"ay an" )*urs"ay mornin#. )*ese t2ice&2ee$!y osts are t*e minimum e4 ectation@more are *i#*!y encoura#e". +our on!ine "iscussion artici ation #ra"e 2i!! artia!!y ref!ect .ot* t*e Aua!ity an" Auantity of your osts. Here are my e4 ectations for artici ation 2ort*y of an BCD !etter #ra"e: +our initia! ost an" fo!!o2&u s are a!2ays on time0 an" you contri.ute more freAuent!y t*an t*e minimum reAuirement. +our comments are .ase" on a c!ose rea"in# of t*e assi#nments0 often referrin# to s ecific assa#es in t*e rea"in# to .ac$ u your inter retations an" (ie2s. +our comments are a!so a.!e to s ar$ interestin# con(ersations 2it* t*e ot*er stu"ents in t*e course.

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%&'R(E (%HE#')E *EE+ 1 0May 191234 ,HE &)# E'R&-E./ &R#ER 5ntrodu$tion 6 ,7e .8e o9 .!solutism 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 1; ,7e ($ienti9i$ Re:olution and t7e Enli87tenment 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ters 1< E17

*EE+ 2 0May 26–3>4

,HE ;#'.) RE<&)',5&/= ,7e Fren$7 Re:olution 6 t7e /apoleoni$ -eriod 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 19 :o!taire0 Candide ,7e 5ndustrial Re:olution 6 19t7 %entury (o$iety 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 19

*EE+ 3 0@une 2–64

,HE ;)&/G /5/E,E/,H %E/,'R?= Restoration 6 t7e Re:olutions o9 1848 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 20 Mar4 an" %n#e!s0 The Communist Manifesto0 7–77

. European /ation Buildin8, 1848–A1 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 21 ,7e .8e o9 5mperialism 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 22

@une 16

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*EE+ 4 0@une 9–134

%'),'R.) %R5(5( ./# %.,.(,R&-H5% *.R (el9, %ulture, and (o$iety at t7e Fin de (iB$le 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 27 1reu"0 On Dreams0 ;–77 *orld *ar 5 6 ,7e Russian Re:olutions o9 191A 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations, c*a ter 24

*EE+ C 0@une 16– 2>4

5/,ER*.R E'R&-E %ulture and -oliti$s in t7e 5nter ar -eriod, 1918–4C 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 2; *orld *ar 55 6 ,7e Holo$aust 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 2< 5e(i0 Survival in Auschwitz

*EE+ 6 0@une 23–2A4

-&(,*.R E'R&-E ,7e Early %old *ar Era" Europe, 194C1C6 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 27 European #issent" 1968 6 ,7e Re:olutions o9 1989 3offin E Stacey0 Western Civilizations0 c*a ter 29

@une 2A

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