Jan 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LARTS 360 — Europe and the World

3 credits
Gonzalo Sanchez

Prerequisite: LARTS 112  At the beginning of the 20th century, Europe—the continent’s largest nation-states and its overall political, economic and cultural models—held dominion over much of the globe. Yet this uneven relationship to the world could not hide—indeed, it ultimately exposed—the deep rifts undermining Europe itself. Unprecedented revolutions, wars, and even mass murder characterized a century full of contradictions and extremes. Advances and accomplishments in the sciences, literature, technology, mass communication, and gender relations only further complicate an already complicated story. The 21st century sees Europeans trying to redefine themselves in relationship to the world—posing such questions as, what is still distinctively “European” and whither its economic future and identity? This course helps us plot the many important historical developments of the 20th century that occurred either in or because of Europe.