History 220A (201) History of Europe
This is a survey of European history from 1500 to the present. One of the central themes of the course will be the relationship between the “body politic” (the society, state, or nation) and “body politics” (the relationship between different kinds of bodies – sexed, racialized, able/ disabled, old/ young, as individuals or in the mass – and the state or nation). The main focus of the course will be on western Europe (particularly Britain, France, and Germany) but we will also be considering Europe in its relationships with other parts of the world.
The course also puts significant emphasis on building critical historical skills and on helping you to write more effective history essays and to become a better historian.