GDSS1066
Issues and controversies in Modern European History

GDSS1066
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GDSS1066 HIST (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDSS1066 surveys environmental, economic, intellectual, social and political changes in Europe since the 15th century, including climatic development, secularization, urbanization, industrialization, migrations, democratization, globalization, etc., in order to show what Europeans of the last several centuries faced in common, how they responded to these changes and what their descendants today inherit. Utilizing a rather socio-economic approach, GDSS1066 begins with the investigation of the environmental changes and material progress in this period, before discussing non-material changes e.g. religious, political, etc. in detail. Emphasis will also fall on the changing role of Europe in the global context, where Europe and other continents were integrated into one single entity in the modern era.

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.