2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 284 Introduction to the Balkans (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A survey course in the history of the Balkans, a region that cradles some of the world’s oldest civilizations and forms as a crossroads between Europe and Asia. Emphasis placed on post-1800 political, socioeconomic and cultural developments.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and analyze the pivotal developments in the Balkan nations.
2. Explain the chief components (religious, economic, political, etc.) of the culture of the Balkan peoples.
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, gender, artistic, intellectual, religious, etc.) among different historical movements, changes, and trends.
4. Identify the major problems facing the Balkans today.
5. Draw conclusions from history, discussing recent and present trends and their possible impact on the future.
6. Compare and contrast the cultural realms of the Balkans.
7. Analyze the position in the world of the Balkans today and in the near future.
8. Discuss the impact of Balkan cultures on the world.
9. Determine an overall plan for an even wider range of mutually beneficial ties between the U.S. and the Balkans, 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 Balkan Nations.



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