Mar 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

HIS 322 - The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815


3 credits
The French Revolution represents one of the greatest transformative periods in modern history. This course studies the origins of the revolution in European thought, society, and politics, and then traces its moderate beginnings, its turn toward radicalism in the Reign of Terror, and its international impacts. We then turn to a detailed study of Napoleon Bonaparte as a military dictator, consolidator of the revolution, and conqueror. Finally, the course concludes with Napoleon’s defeat and the effort to put the pieces of Europe back together after over twenty years of revolution, upheaval, and war. May be taken as a 400 level thesis course with instructor approval. Course may not be repeated if already taken at the 300 level.
Term Offered: Odd fall semesters