HIST 227 A Century of Revolutions: An Activists' Survey of 19th Century Europe and Why It Matters Today

Last offered Fall 2013

This course offers a non-traditional survey, one focused on the relevance of 19th century Europe for us today. The 19th century is intimately linked to us world citizens of today, both in the perils it bequeathed us--most importantly, widespread global environmental destruction--and in the promise it offers us--through a century of radical political protest aimed at reconfiguring the world in a more equitable and just direction. We will focus on 19th century activists--Karl Marx, 48'ers, communards, anti-imperialists, socialists, anarchists, feminists, trade unionists and pacifists--and on environmentalists and activists today, as we compare and contrast the movements of the 19th century with possibilities for change today.
Class Format: seminar/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on student participation, a take-home mid-term paper, the completion of an original research paper or project, and the study of and/or participation in a contemporary activist movement
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preference: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1425
HIST 227 SEM Europe, 1789-1917 Division 2: Social Studies Shanti M. Singham
HIST 227 SEM Europe, 1789-1917 Division 2: Social Studies Shanti M. Singham
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