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Spring 2012-2013
* EPS 300 / POL 384 (SA)  

European Politics and Society in the 20th Century

Ute Mehnert
Ezra N. Suleiman

The course aims to cover the critical developments of twentieth-century Europe and the consolidation of democracy in European countries. It will deal with the legacy of the two world wars, Nazism, Stalinism, the Cold War, the legacy of colonialism and decolonization, the birth and development of the European Community, the development of the welfare state, the problems confronting the European Union (immigration, enlargement, political institutions, military role, and the single currency), and the varieties of democratic institutions in Europe.

Sample reading list:
Harold James, Europe Reborn
Ian Kershaw, Hitler
Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday
C. Milosz, The Captive Mind
Andrew Moravscik, The Choice for Europe
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
250 pages per week. Reading list is subject to revision.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Other information:
PDF option is not available to certificate candidates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41660 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Green Hall   0-S-9   Enrolled:22 Limit:40