MGS/HIST 352

The focus of this course is the political, social, and economic history of modern Greece. The course will examine the various crises the Modern Greek State has endured from its founding to the present, from political crises (army coups, dictatorships, civil wars, national crises and wars), to social crises (resettlement of refugees, immigration and emigration), and economic crises (defaults in 1893 and 1932, past and current debt crises). The course will use the current economic and political circumstances as a springboard to examine Modern Greek history and the transformations (or reactions) earlier policies and crises generated, and will place such developments within the context of European history. The objective is to dispel misconceptions about the current crisis through an examination of the history of modern Greece over the past two centuries. Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.