Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
HST 279 History of the Balkans: 1453 to the Present
4 hours; 4 credits
Overview of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Southeastern Europe, starting with the Ottoman conquest in the 15th century and ending with the post communist transitions after 1989. Course emphasizes the Ottoman millet system, village household structure, the practice of multiple religions, imperial influences, the rise of regional and Mediterranean trading networks, 19th century National revolutions, pre-World War 1 modernization without industrialization, the state socialist system, and the challenge of post socialist European integration. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a modern European history course. (social science) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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