1 RYERSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY HST 211 Instructor: Office: Telephone: E-mail: Office Hours: Century of Revolution: Europe

1789-1914 Winter 2011

Dr M. Greig JOR 514 979-5000, ext. 6134 mgreig@ryerson.ca Monday 3-4 pm, Friday 11 am-12 pm, 3-4 pm, at other times by appointment.

This is a one semester, lower-level liberal studies course. Course Description This course begins with Europe collapsing into chaos. In 1789 revolution broke out in France, and by the middle of the 1790s most of Europe had been dragged into war against France. This general European war, which would come to be known as the Napoleonic Wars, would last for over twenty years, and would only end with the final defeat of Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars a gathering of the representatives of the nations of Europe was convened in Vienna with the aim of reestablishing the old order in Europe. The conservative order which they imposed on Europe at the Congress of Vienna did succeed in keeping the general peace for a time. But the old aristocratic leaders left over from the eighteenth century were swimming against the tide of economic, social and political change that was now coming with the modern era. We will look at the industrial revolution and the rise of the new ideological movements of liberalism, socialism, Marxism and nationalism. In the face of such overwhelming challenges, the conservative order collapsed with the revolutions of 1848. In the second half of the century we will continue to trace important political, economic and social movements, such as the unification of Italy and Germany, the rise of the women's movement, the emergence of positivism (a cult of science and progress), the challenge to Christianity and the new imperialism. Finally, this course ends with Europe once again in crisis and plunging headlong back into a general war in 1914. Course Organisation Students will be required to write one test on Friday, February 18, 2011 (which I will grade and return by March 4th) and submit one research essay (due Monday, March 14, 2011). Students are also required to attend three or four seminars (held during class time). There will be a final exam held during the scheduled examination period. Lectures Since students will be coming to this course with diverse backgrounds in the study of history the lectures will be structured to provide both basic facts and an analysis of important themes. We have much to cover in a short period of time. Although I do not teach from the textbook you are encouraged to read the relevant chapters from the course textbook to supplement the lectures.

It is worth 40% of your final grade. Everyone will be expected to attend and contribute to all meetings of his or her group. It will be virtually impossible to pass this course if you have not regularly attended the lectures and the seminars. If. Students who do not want their 25% Seminars 10% 25% Final Exam 40% • • . et al. Essays in this course will be submitted to Turnitin. The Communist Manifesto Frederic Morton.ryerson. Final Exam The final exam will be held during the exam period in April.com. so you should consider them compulsory. Marks will be given for participation only – attendance alone will not gain you any marks! Seminars constitute 10% of the final grade. owing to unforeseen circumstances. Strauss. in advance. A Nervous Splendour Grade Breakdown Mid-term test Essay Notes: • • All students are required to adhere to all relevant university policies. Alternate arrangements will only be made on the basis of circumstances that are both legitimate and unforeseeable. Western Civilization. C (6th ed). when they will miss an exam. multiple deadlines and computer malfunctions.) Noble. vol. test. Required Texts (These are available in the Ryerson Bookstore. such as the Student Code of Academic Conduct (including Academic Integrity) and the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. in an emergency) the student must inform the instructor as soon as possible.ca/senate/policies Students shall inform the instructor. It should be noted that the questions on the mid-term test and the final exam are based on the material covered in the lectures and the seminars. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. any alteration in the course assignments. deadlines. or the evaluation scheme is deemed necessary it shall be discussed in class prior to being implemented.2 Seminars At the beginning of the term the class will be divided into several seminar groups and each group will meet three or four times during the term to discuss some of the problems and issues covered in the course. When circumstances do not permit this (eg. Specific readings will be assigned for each seminar meeting. employment obligations. For more information consult: www. Some examples of circumstances that typically fail to meet one or both of these conditions are: extra-curricular activities. test or assignment deadline for medical or compassionate reasons. The seminars are designed to help students better understand material and themes covered in the lectures and to encourage student interest and participation in the learning process.

All students have a right to appeal their grade in this course. In accordance with Ryerson’s Course Management Policy. The instructor reserves the right to conduct an oral exam on the contents of any submitted assignment. Your participation in this anonymous survey is strongly encouraged.ca/senate/pol145. You will have the opportunity to evaluate this course in an on-line survey sometime during the term.pdf). your programme adviser. More information about the appeal process can be obtained from the calendar. or from the Chair of the History Department. All Ryerson students are required to have and regularly monitor a Ryerson e-mail account for the purposes of all official communication (including communication about this course).3 work submitted to this plagiarism detection service must. if an instructor has reason to suspect that an individual piece of work has been plagiarised. by the end of the second week of term. consult with the instructor to make alternate arrangements. the instructor is permitted to submit that work in a non-identifying way to any plagiarism detection service (www. • • • • . Please consult your Ryerson calendar for further details.ryerson.

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