HIST 250

Europe 1500 to the Present

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Overview of key political, cultural, economic and social developments in Europe during the early modern and modern periods, 1500—Present.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

WRTG 150

Title

Historical knowledge of key events in European history

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a solid understanding of key ideas, events and individuals in the political, social and cultural history of Europe from 1500 to the present.

Title

Geographical knowledge of Europe

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a basic geographical knowledge of Europe, as well as an understanding of the complexities and limitations of the notion of European unity.

Title

Historical analysis of the growth of European unity

Learning Outcome

Trace and explain the transformation of Europe from the rivalries and divisions of the early modern period to its current state of union.

Title

Historiographical knowledge and analysis

Learning Outcome

Show the ability to analyze historical debates and questions with accuracy and balance.

Title

Reading and analysis of primary and secondary sources

Learning Outcome

Learn to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with European history.

Title

Historical writing

Learning Outcome

Refine the clarity and grace of analytical writing and speaking skills.