Spring 2010

Culture and Politics in 20th-Century Europe

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-35  |  Political Science, as POSC-72


Ronald S. Tiersky (Section 01)


(Offered as Political Science 72 [CP, IR] and European Studies 35.) This seminar discusses political ideas, ideologies and political culture in 20th-century Europe. Some themes are Nationalism; Marxism, Socialism and Communism; Fascism; anti-Semitism; Existentialism; the “Century of Total War”; the year 1968; Pope John Paul II; Soccer Hooliganism; “The Idea of Europe,” and the question of whether there is a “European identity.” Throughout the course, ideas are connected to historical context. The syllabus is a mix of books and films. This course can be taken as a regular course or it can fulfill the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.

Preference to Political Science and European Studies majors, and juniors and seniors.  Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Tiersky.


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