European History and Politics


An interest area

The role of Europe in world history and contemporary society is far reaching. An understanding of the historical and current impact of European politics and culture is integral to understanding global culture, society, politics, and history.

The European History and Politics interest area fosters a variety of analytical, critical, and abstract-thinking skills. It also provides opportunities to strengthen oral and written communications skills.

Examine historical, social, economic, and technological developments that have exerted the most immediate impact on contemporary life through courses that span multiple disciplines.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With the skills you develop by studying European History and Politics, you will be prepared for such fields as law, publishing, education, and government. You will also be well equipped to pursue graduate studies in business, law, government, and the humanities.

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Bradford Martin, Ph.D.   
Professor and History Curriculum Coordinator
Department of History and Social Sciences


Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and Law

Bryant is one of the foremost authorities on the Holocaust and the law. He has worked in the United States and Germany in the field of Holocaust education and research. He is the author of Confronting the ‘Good Death’: Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-53 and numerous articles on the postwar adjudication of Nazi-era crimes. Bryant has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.