Politics, society, war, and peace in Europe, 1919-1992. Nazi Germany, WW II, the Cold War, post-war reconstruction, social and economic transformations, and the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe.
Lectures and readings from a general text focus on a single topic each week. Novels, primary documents, and films and documentaries offer additional perspectives. Major topics include the division of Europe, Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, and current developments. Cross-listed with PSC 453.