BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

World History

Europe and Russia

HIST 065

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Axel Donizetti Ramirez PhD
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course examines the history of Europe through a discussion of change that begins with medieval Europe; moves to the Renaissance, the Reformation, the rise of monarchs, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the influence of nationalism on Europe, and the rise of totalitarian governments; and concludes with a discussion of Europe today. The course asks students to decide whether the changes were for the best. This is the third course in a three-part World History series (HIST 061, HIST 063, and HIST 065); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others.

Course Content:

1. The Impact of Change on Society
2. Medieval Europe (500-1050)
3. The Renaissance and Reformation (1350-1600)
4. The Rise of Monarchs (1500-1815)
5. The Science Revolution, Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution (1500-1914)
6. The Role of Nationalism (1815-1914)
7. The Rise of Totalitarianism
8. Europe Today (1945-Present)
9. Self-Evaluation of Lesson Activities

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


Students are required to teach an objective to another person or to watch one of three movies: Danton (1983), A Tale of Two Cities (1958), or The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935 or 1982).