Harvard University Summer School

History S-51C

Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present

4 units
1-3:30 pm

Donald Ostrowski

This course focuses on Europe and the Western world from the Protestant Reformation to the present. We will discuss cultural, political, social, and economic changes and their interrelationship. Topics include European expansion, the age of religious wars and reforms, formation of nation-states, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, modern political revolutions (American, French, Russian), imperialism, origins of the two world wars, the cold war, and postindustrial society.

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