Feb 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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HIST 2220 - Europe in the Twentieth Century

This course presents a survey of the history of Europe (including Great Britain and Russia) in the “short twentieth century,” from the start of World War I in 1914 to the end of the Cold War in 1989, as well as a survey of developments since 1989, with an emphasis on ideologies, state and national transformations, and political and social change.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze major events in modern European history.
  • Students will be able to employ principles, terminology, and methods from political and social history in order to understand and analyze major developments in European history in the twentieth century.
  • Students will be able to analyze, interpret, and evaluate primary works produced by major thinkers and political leaders in twentieth-century Europe, in order to compare and evaluate how ideas influence political changes and social development.
  • Students will be able to communicate concepts and evidence related to the historical study of change and continuity over time, as well as compare developments in different parts of Europe at identical periods.
  • Students will be able to explain relationships among historical contexts and major ideologies of twentieth-century Europe (democracy, communism, fascism) as both systems of thought and as political regimes with practical consequences in the world.

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