HIST 2090 Europe in the Eighteenth Century:From the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Era: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. This course offers intensive study of Europe in the period between the Glorious Revolution in England in 1688 and the fall of Napoleon in 1815. Particular emphasis will be placed on the theme of the rise of the modern. Specifically, the course will examine the struggle by intellectuals, politicians, and military figures to move Europe forward from the old regime system. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Voltaire, Rousseau, Locke,and Paine.