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Humanities (HUM)
311 Susan Campbell Hall, 541-346-4069
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  HUM 260   Postwar European Cul >1 >GP >IC 4.00 cr.
Addresses the broad history and culture of 20th century Europe through humanistic themes and texts that reflect aspects of that experience.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Sheridan GE-mail Office:   359 McKenzie Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4832
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  26035 0 40 1000-1120 mw 117 ED Sheridan G  

Final Exam:

1015-1215 t 3/17 117 ED
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 5:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 11:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 11:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 12:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 13:   Add this course
January 15:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 19:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 19:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
In the history of modern Europe, the period following the end of World War II is called “Postwar.” This period begins in 1945 and has no terminal date, continuing in principle up to the present day. This course addresses the history and culture of Postwar Europe. It offers an overview of the main historical topics of the period and examines a variety of humanistic texts and cultural products of the Postwar era. These latter include works of fiction, autobiographical and eyewitness testimony, film, speeches and manifestoes, and accounts of cross-cultural encounters. A special effort is made to address the different situations of eastern and western Europe prior to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and also the multi-cultural challenges of immigration. Weekly readings combine secondary readings on historical topics with primary sources selected from various texts by Europeans or by close observers of the European scene. Lectures combine historical and humanistic themes, introducing perspectives that enhance or contextualize those presented in the primary sources. The course has extensive discussion of readings. To facilitate such discussion, students write two short reflection papers in the first weeks of the term, a longer paper on a novel read in the first half of the course, and a second longer paper on one of two books addressing, respectively, a post-colonial racial experience and a political biography, both involving primarily women. A mid-term examination and a final examination will test students’ understanding of the historical topics presented in the term.
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