The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

BLS 381: Old Europe / New Europe

Old Europe / New Europe: A Cultural History

This course introduces key figures, movements, and developments from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War and the formation of a new Europe. As western nations and societies are increasingly intertwined and interdependent, this online course traces the continent's cultural evolution from its old imperial roots to its integration within the new European Union. The course emphasizes core themes and issues that explore a wide range of perspectives presented through Internet exhibits, online lectures, readings, and multi-media files. Course lectures, group discussions, student presentations and writing assignments center on engaging textbook collections of primary sources and reading selections. The study materials include memoirs of individuals who witnessed important social and political events; excerpts from popular works of fiction; writings of influential thinkers and theorists; and key cultural and historical documents that provide critical and interdisciplinary perspectives.

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Fall 2014 Class Dates
Full Semester (POT 1)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 22 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Oct: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End
BLS Session 1 (POT A)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 20 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Sep: W Deadline !!!
• 03 Oct: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT B)
• 08 Oct: Session Begins
• 10 Oct: Add/Drop Ends
• 03 Nov: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End

Congratulations to our August 2014 Graduates!
Mark Blanchard *
Deborah Bolick
Phillip Brown *** $
Sandra Catron-Kramer ***
Rebecca Sisco ***
Amy Foresman ***
Kjeff Hansen
Christie Hopkins
James Jordan
Julian King
Jessica Lane °
Erica Madden
Renee Rabie
Krista Sisk ***
Angela Stroud
Ashley Travers

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