History 427(G): French Revolution & Napoleon

Oct 26, 2009

Dr. Ed Woell, Associate Professor of History, will offer History 427(G): French Revolution & Napoleon in the Spring 2010 semester. The course (STAR 45066) will meet on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 1 p.m.

Students in History 427(G) will consider the following questions: What were the origins of the Revolution? How did the Revolution affect ordinary people within and beyond France? Why was the Revolution marked by war, violence, and political repression? What was the Revolution's culture and how did it influence politics and society? How was the Revolution related to the slave revolt in Saint-Domingue (Haiti)? How have historians interpreted the Revolution? Did Napoleon terminate the Revolution or bring it to a successful completion? What accounts for Napoleon's successes and failures on the battlefield?

History 427(G) features a combination of lectures, discussions, and multi-media presentations. Assignments include short in-class and out-of-class writing exercises, three essay exams, and two research papers based on some of the Revolution's primary documents.

For more information about History 427(G), please contact Dr. Woell.

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