|Effective: Fall 2011|
|HIST 9H||HONORS HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPE||4 Unit(s)|
|Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 9.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: Social & Behavioral Sciences Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Student Learning Outcomes -|
|Twentieth Century Europe. Political social, and cultural developments in recent European history. World War I and the consequences of Versailles, Bolshevik Revolution and rise of Communism, Italian Fascism and German Nazism. The diplomacy of World War II, Cold War, and current developments in Western and Eastern Europe. Global impacts.|
As an honors course, it is a full thematic seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class lectures, group discussions and interactions.
|Course Objectives -|
|Student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|Seminar room with tables, media enhanced, with computer and full VHS, DVD. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|Methods of Evaluation -|
| 1. Seminar preparation, participation, contribution |
2. Student presentations, student lectures or research paper
3. Final Critical Thinking, Analytical four-essay paper/exam, 18 pages using secondary and primary sources, and the class papers.
4. Assessment of primary source reports
The evaluation process follows the student progress in the following areas:
Each student becomes one of the European countries or the class specialist on one theme from the Professor's list, such as refugees, leaders, interwar years, gypsies, genocide and ethnic cleansing, the development of NATO and the EU, repressions and killings in former USSR, Women and Children.
At each of the full afternoon seminar meetings once a week, students make brief presentations around the table on their country or theme. In the second half of the course, each student prepares a 30-minute lecture on his/her theme/country with a one-page handout. Or a student may choose to write a paper on the country/theme which is electronically sent to all members of the seminar.
Professor meets in extra out-of-seminar meetings with all seminar students in a series of 4-person learning communities to work together on their research and presentation preparation.
|Representative Text(s) -|
|Students read 4 required books which may come from the following range: |
Fromkin, David. Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914. New York: Knopf, 2004.
MacMillan, Margaret. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. New York: Random, 2003.
Gilbert, Felix. The End of the European Era. 5th ed., New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.
Rothschild, Joseph and Nancy Wingfield: Return to Diversity : A Political History of East Central Europe since World War II. 3rd ed. New York, Oxford University Press, 2002.
Paxton, Robert: Europe in the Twentieth Century. 4th ed. New York: Thompson/Wadsworth, 2005.
Johnson, Lonnie. Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Mazower, Mark. The Balkans: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2002.
Huntley, Paula. The Heminway Book Club of Kosovo. Chicago, IL: Tarcher, 2003.
Honig, Jan Willem. Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime. New York: Penguin, 1997.
Durham, Edith. High Albania. London, England: Beacon, 1909.
Doder, Dusko, and Branson, Louise. Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant. New York: Free Press, 1999.
Hopkirk, Peter. The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia. Reprint ed. New York: Kodansha Globe, 1994.
For their Research/Presesntation Topic, students use the Professor's six-page bibliography of recent/critical books and articles arranged by Country and Theme - and choose the material for reading in consultation with the Professor. Students also have a range of Professor-selected Web sites to use for countries with limited current book material.
|Method of Instruction -|
|Taught as a seminar, lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Field work, Oral presentations, Independent study, Demonstrations |
|Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|Range of leading and current experts - books, articles, Web. Lectures by students, papers for all students to read, 20 page comprehensive essay exam. |
Extensive moderated discussions on critical topics.