HIST 3374. EAST CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE MODERN WORLD. 3 Hours.
An examination of the eastern regions of the European continent and their relationship with the broader world between the eighteenth century and the present. Focus on ideological "making" of Eastern Europe in 18th century; the region's role in globalization; travels and exchanges between Eastern Europe and the rest of the world; imperial experiences and legacies; Eastern Europe's economic "catching up" with the West; the role of Eastern Europe in relations with Western Europe, USSR, US and the "Third World" during the Cold War and experiences behind the iron curtain.