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    Goucher College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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HIS 224 - Europe: 1914-1945 (4 Cr.)


This course will examine in detail the period of European history bookended by the dates of the two world wars. Focusing at various times on Britain, France, Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, Italy, and Spain, we will study the political and military situation leading up to and during World War I; the home front; the social and cultural causes of revolutions after the war; the peace treaty and Wilsonian intervention; veterans’ affairs and war wounds; gender and society in the 1920s; dislocations in the European empires; the Great Depression and the rise of fascism; socialism in power and in opposition; nationalism, race, and anti-Semitism; technology; the Holocaust; and challenges for a postwar world. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Variable semesters. Corcoran.



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