This course will focus on Europe’s turbulent history during the first part of the 20th century. Topics covered will be: the origins and conduct of World War I; controversial peacemaking; the Russian Revolution; fragile democracies; the rise and consolidation of Fascism and Nazism; and the coming and conduct of World War II. MSC. Limit 30.
Required Book(s): Ian Kershaw, To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949. Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0143109921
Victor Papacosma taught at Kent State University where he served as professor of history and director of the Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies. Apart from specialized course on the Balkans and Modern Greece , he has offered classes on 20th-century European Union topics.