2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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HIST 266 History of Europe Since 1870 (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
The course will examine the development, cultural milieu, and elements of the geography of all nations in Europe. The regional and chronological approaches will be used when dwelling on issues, such as wars, revolutions, guerrilla movements, political strife, social inequality, ethnic diversity, environmental degradation, globalization, etc.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and analyze the pivotal developments in Europe since 1870.
2. Explain the chief components (religious, economic, political) of the cultures of Europe.
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, ethnic, gender, artistic, intellectual, religious) among different historical movements, changes and trends.
4. Identify the major problems facing Europe today.
5. Draw conclusions from the past, discussing recent and present trends and their possible impact on the future.
6. Compare and contrast the cultures of the nations in Europe.
7. Analyze the position in the world of the countries of Europe today and in the near future.
8. Discuss the impact of European on Non-European cultures.
9. Determine an overall plan for mutually advantageous ties between the U.S. and Europe based on lessons that are drawn from history.
10. Discuss from a historical perspective major features of the geography, as well as current developments in the political, economic, and cultural spheres of the countries of Europe.

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