Europe in a Global Context since 1800

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe in a Global Context since 1800

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    In the period covered by this module Europe rose to global dominance and then entered a gradual process of
    relative decline which is still underway. Any history of Europe in the period must also, therefore, take
    account of Europe's interactions - military, economic and intellectual - with the wider world. During the
    period of expansion Europeans envisaged themselves as embodying a superior civilisation which exemplified
    ideals of modernity and progress. But these ideals also had darker side which resulted in Europeans
    perpetrating upon each other and on others, acts of the most extreme violence. In the nineteenth century,
    the ideals of nationalism were associated with progress, emancipation and liberalism but in the twentieth
    century they became vectors of exclusion, authoritarianism and even genocide. Since 1945 ideas of a united
    Europe have taken root, but Cold War, local wars and inter-ethnic conflicts have emerged and some have endured.
    These are some of the themes and contradictions that this module will seek to explore.

    Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
    Level: 4

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