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Fall 2012-2013
* EPS 302 / ECS 302 (HA)   na, npdf

Landmarks of European Identity

Harold James

This course gives a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective on some of the very diverse cultural and historical roots of European identity. It examines contemporary debates over contested identity in the light of long historical trajectories in which identities were continually defined and reshaped. It is conceived as an introduction to many of the courses in Princeton dealing with European issues. The landmarks include, but are not restricted to, written texts. They include Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Marx and J.S. Mill, but also Fra Angelico, Beethoven and Thomas Mann. One three-hour seminar.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
200-250 pages a week of reading; a mid-term paper and a take-home final examination.

Take Home Mid term Exam - 40%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Quizzes - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21647 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Scheide Caldwell House   103   Enrolled:19 Limit:20