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FYS297 - The Idea of Europe


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R. Cernahoschi

Course Long Title

The Idea of Europe


What is Europe? Is it the cradle of all that is civilized and cultured or the blood-soaked ground of empires, genocides, and revolutions? How does one mediate between these two extremes to arrive at a European identity for the twenty-first century? What can we learn from the last 100 years of European history that will help us better understand Europe’spresent? In this course, students explore these questions by engaging deeply with recent literature and scholarship, film and other visual arts, and current news media.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit


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Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors