Faculty of Arts


Europe and the World

Please note: this is archived course information from 2017 for EUROPEAN 100.


An introduction to the study of European culture, with focus on various ideas of Europe and Europe’s global influence. The course content is organised around historical periods and major themes: linguistic and ethnic identities; religious and intellectual traditions; the scientific and industrial revolutions; urbanisation and mass entertainment; socio-political developments from the French Revolution to the great wars and totalitarianism of the Twentieth Century. The varied content of the course is enriched with contributions by specialist guest lecturers from several disciplines in the Faculty of Arts (Anthropology, French, German, History, and Political Studies).

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Availability 2017

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Swift


The primary text for the course is Peter Rietbergen, Europe: A Cultural History, Routledge: London and New York, 2015 (3rd edition); book chapters and speciality articles are also used for some topics.


Coursework + exam


EUROPEAN 100: 15.0 points

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