Europe from 1890 to Present
HIST 422

Dr Caitlin Corning
Center Street House #5
503-554-2673; ccorning@georgefox.edu


Office Hours:  MW 1:30-3:00; T,TH 3-4:30

 Course Description
This course is a general overview of European history from 1890 to the present. While there will be a focus on political events in order to tie this course together, economic, social and cultural issues will also be explored. Through discussions, readings and papers students will explore the issues surrounding the Holocaust, as well as the other complex events of the 20th century.

Course Objectives
1. To provide the student with a basic understanding of the developments in politics, economics, and society during this period.

2. Through papers and discussion to explore issues facing the world and Christian community today.

3. To encourage students to improve their academic skills in the areas of critical analysis, writing, oral communication and organization.

Required Texts
Gilbert et al, The End of the European Era, 6th edn.
Perry, Sources of European History since 1900, 2nd edn. 
Browning, Ordinary Men
Fogelman, Conscience and Courage
Hochschild, To End All Wars

Attendance and participation, current news  10%
Discussions 20%
Holocaust Paper 20%
Mid-Term Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%

Late Policy

All assignments will be discounted 10% per day except in cases of excused absence


Please note that this university has a no tolerance policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. Use of another person's exact words without quote marks and/or reference is plagiarism, as is restating another person's ideas but not providing a reference to indicate that it is not your own. If you have any questions, see your Student Handbook, or talk to me.
Disability Statement 

If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services office early in the term so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.  You will need to provide current documentation of your disability to Disability Services.  For more information, contact Rick Muthiah, Director of Disability Services (ext. 2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or go to ds.georgefox.edu.