HISTORY 331 - Eastern Europe Since 1900
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Cost:
>100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore the dramatic history of northeastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) from 1918 to the present day. During the past century the people of this region have been at the very center of the world’s most momentous historical developments. It was here that nationalism first became a dominant political ideology, leading to the splintering of three empires and the formation of several new nation-states. It was here that WWII, the Holocaust, and Stalinism demonstrated the depths to which humans can descend towards utter depravity and violence. And it was in Eastern Europe that that communism rose and fell, provoking many still-unanswered questions about how (or even whether) we can create alternatives to modern capitalism. In History 330, multimedia presentations will help students visualize the lifestyles of the region’s diverse population, the unspeakable nightmare of war and mass murder, and the gray (but not necessarily black-and-white) realities of communism. Course requirements include two take-home essay projects, two in-class exams, and regular participation in a discussion section.

HISTORY 331 - Eastern Europe Since 1900
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28013
Open
21
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion.
002 (DIS)
P
28014
Open
11
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28015
Open
4
 
-
Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28016
Open
6
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
HTTP://HISTORY331.BLOGSPOT.COM
Note:
Instructions on how to access the course website will be given on the first day of class. If you would like information prior to then, please contact Professor Porter-Szucs at baporter@umich.edu
ISBN: 0253211875
From a ruined garden : the memorial books of Polish Jewry, Author: ed. and transl. by Jack Kugelm, Publisher: Indiana University Press 2., expand 1998
Required
ISBN: 0195094468
From Stalinism to pluralism : a documentary history of Eastern Europe since 1945, Author: ed. by Gale Stokes., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Pr. 2. ed. 1996
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0841913773
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague 1941-1968, Author: Heda Margolius Kovaly ; transl, Publisher: Holmes & Meier 1986
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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