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HIST 376 History of Modern France
A study of the political, social, economic, and intellectual development of France since 1789. Particular emphasis is on the Revolution, Napoleon, the political experiments of the nineteenth century, the psychological collapse of the French in the first half of the twentieth century, the rise of Charles DeGaulle, and present day issues.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 378 Modern Britain
The socio-economic, cultural, and political history of Britain from the seventeenth century to the present. Lectures and readings deal with such topics as Stuart and Georgian England, industrialization, Parliamentary reform, party politics, and the disintegration of the Empire.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.


HIST 379 Modern Ireland
An exploration of the history of Ireland from the eighteenth century to the dawn of the new millennium. Students analyze the social, cultural, economic, intellectual, and political developments that have shaped Ireland’s history. Students also examine how the people of Ireland have defined both themselves and their nation and how Irish identities have changed.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 380 Blood, Iron, and Republics: Germany from 1866 to the Present
A study of the German state from its unification to the present. Among the topics explored are the following: the general condition of the various German states during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the rise of Prussia, the impact of the Napoleonic conquest, the Revolution of 1848, Bismarck and the formation of the German Empire, the First World War, the failure of the Weimar Republic, Hitler’s regime, and the era of the two Germanies. Attention is also given to culture, society, and the economy. Note: Credit will not be given for both this course and HIST 380 Modern Germany.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 381 Remaking Europe: History, Politics, and Culture Since World War II

An examination of European history since the end of World War II. In this course students analyze how the politics, culture and society of both Western and Eastern Europe have been transformed since 1945. Topics covered may include the Cold War, decolonization, the emergence of the European Union, the fall of communism, and migration. Special focus is placed on European identities and how they have changed since 1945.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 382 Empires in Collision: Southeastern Europe, 1683 to the Present
A study of the Balkan-Anatolian unit since 1683. Emphasis is placed upon the emergence of the Balkan national states, the evolution of native cultures, problems of ethnicity, class, and gender, the involvement of such great powers as Austria and Russia in the region, and the profound changes since World War II. Note: Credit will not be given for both this course and HIST 382 The Modern Balkan World.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

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