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The Passing of the Old Order: Europe in the 20th Century

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
325
Course Credits: 
3

An examination of the end of the Balance of Power system and the devastating effects of the two world wars on Europe’s place in the world. Beginning with the origins of World War I through the end of the Cold War, the reduction of western Europe’s dominant position in the world will be investigated. Special attention will be given to the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of fascism, the Holocaust and the origins and effects of the Cold War on Europe. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.