HIS 219 - Twentieth Century Europe
The course will survey social, cultural, economic, international, and political developments in the history of Europe in the twentieth century. Prominent topics will be the causes and effects of the two world wars, European imperialism and decolonization, the development of fascism and dictatorship, the two postwar economic booms and ensuing stagnations, the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union, and European unification.
Learning Attributes: WR
New SUNY General Education: SUNY - World History and Global Awareness
Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-WC - Western Civilization (SWCV)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe and explain the main transformative events occurring in Twentieth-Century Europe.
2. Describe and analyze the development of western society, including the structures of social classes, in Twentieth-Century Europe.
3. Break down the workings of the economies of Twentieth-Century Europe.
4. Explain the organization and development of the political systems of Twentieth-Century Europe.
5. Describe and analyze the development of European culture, including religious and philosophical ideas, in the Twentieth Century.
6. Interpret and assess Europe’s relationships with other societies and cultures in the Twentieth Century.
7. Evaluate and assess the soundness of assertions about what happened in history.
8. Demonstrate strong communication skills.
Course Offered Fall, Spring