Fall 2012

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 [CP, IR] and EUST 372.) [SC - starting with the Class of 2015] 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.

Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Tiersky.

Cost: 18.00 ?


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