Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 31402 - Europe From The New World To Napoleon


This course provides an overview of European history from approximately 1600 through 1820, a time of considerable economic, social, and intellectual change. During this period, Europe moved from what historians now consider the “early modern era,” or the “Old Regime,” to the modern era. This process came about thanks to the economic boon Europe gained from its colonies in the New World, paired with the emergence of new theories of science and politics. The course looks at the period through the various lenses of society, economics, and culture, moving through the colonization of new lands, the intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, and the “Restoration” of Europe in the decade following.

Cr. 3.