Fall 2014

Culture and Politics in 20th-Century Europe

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-372  |  Political Science, as POSC-372

Formerly listed as: EUST-35  |  POSC-72


Ronald S. Tiersky (Section 01)


(Offered as POSC 372 [SC] and EUST 372.) This seminar discusses political and economic ideas and ideologies in 20th-century Europe.  Some of the recurring themes are:  nationalism; Marxism/socialism/communism; fascism; anti-Semitism; Catholicism and the role of the church in politics; existentialism; the expansion of liberalism and the collapse of Communism; the role of the U.S. and American culture in European societies; the “idea of Europe” and the reality of European integration; European identity and national identities. Seminar discussion is a free-wheeling mix of politics, economics and culture.

Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester.  Professor Tiersky.

If Overenrolled: Preference to Political Science and European Studies majors, and seniors and juniors.

Cost: 23.00 ?


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014