Zsolt Nagy  portrait

Zsolt Nagy

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D History, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Office
JRC 416
Phone
(651) 962-5733
Fax
651-962-5741
Mail
University of St. Thomas #JRC 432
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul MN 55105
Dr. Nagy comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he recently defended his dissertation entitled, “Grand Delusions: Interwar Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy, 1918-1941,” under the direction of Dr. Chad Bryant. His teaching and research areas include early modern and modern European history, Eastern European history, transnational studies, cultural diplomacy and international relations, nationalism and nation building, film and radio studies, and the history of tourism.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - 03 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414
CRN: 41436 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is an introduction to the history of the world since 1900. Students will learn about the historical processes that led to the emergence of an interdependent world in the 21st century. Topics will include: the establishment of Europe's world hegemony in the years leading up to World War I, the internal conflicts which beset European civilization in the years between the wars, in particular, the rise of Communism and Fascism and the world economic crisis of the 1930's which pushed Europe and Asia toward World War II. Students will also examine the character of the world order that emerged after 1945, the origins of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the problems of some of the nations newly emerging from colonial domination. Finally, we discuss the role of religion and international politics in one major world religion: the Middle East. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. -- -- --

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HIST 115 - 04 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 414
CRN: 42420 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is an introduction to the history of the world since 1900. Students will learn about the historical processes that led to the emergence of an interdependent world in the 21st century. Topics will include: the establishment of Europe's world hegemony in the years leading up to World War I, the internal conflicts which beset European civilization in the years between the wars, in particular, the rise of Communism and Fascism and the world economic crisis of the 1930's which pushed Europe and Asia toward World War II. Students will also examine the character of the world order that emerged after 1945, the origins of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the problems of some of the nations newly emerging from colonial domination. Finally, we discuss the role of religion and international politics in one major world religion: the Middle East. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. -- -- --

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HIST 463 - 01 Capstone Seminar European Hist - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 325
CRN: 42424 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy History seminars involve students (primarily, though not exclusively, majors and minors) with the methodological and historiographical dimensions of research in the seminar's topic. Students in the seminar will complete and present to other members of the class a significant research project. Prerequisites: at least three History courses numbered 200 or above, including at least one of the following: HIST 222, 223, 225, 226, 310, 311, 322, 324, 328, 333.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - 03 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 414
CRN: 21252 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is an introduction to the history of the world since 1900. Students will learn about the historical processes that led to the emergence of an interdependent world in the 21st century. Topics will include: the establishment of Europe's world hegemony in the years leading up to World War I, the internal conflicts which beset European civilization in the years between the wars, in particular, the rise of Communism and Fascism and the world economic crisis of the 1930's which pushed Europe and Asia toward World War II. Students will also examine the character of the world order that emerged after 1945, the origins of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the problems of some of the nations newly emerging from colonial domination. Finally, we discuss the role of religion and international politics in one major world religion: the Middle East. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. -- -- --

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Location Time Day(s)
HIST 115 - 04 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414
CRN: 22148 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is an introduction to the history of the world since 1900. Students will learn about the historical processes that led to the emergence of an interdependent world in the 21st century. Topics will include: the establishment of Europe's world hegemony in the years leading up to World War I, the internal conflicts which beset European civilization in the years between the wars, in particular, the rise of Communism and Fascism and the world economic crisis of the 1930's which pushed Europe and Asia toward World War II. Students will also examine the character of the world order that emerged after 1945, the origins of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the problems of some of the nations newly emerging from colonial domination. Finally, we discuss the role of religion and international politics in one major world religion: the Middle East. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. -- -- --

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HIST 333 - 01 East-Centr Eur Monarchy to EU - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 329
CRN: 22384 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is an examination of the history of East-Central Europe from 1848 to 2010. The subject of our study is one of the most fascinating places one can learn about. The "other Europe," as some people refer to it, is a multiethnic and multicultural region with a turbulent history. The geographical focus of our course will be Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. The course allows students to gain knowledge of the region's history and culture. It promises to be a captivating ride, for the "land between" often served as a laboratory for the various ideological and political movements of the nineteenth and twentieth century (liberalism, nationalism, fascism, socialism/communism, capitalism etc.). Prerequisite: One 100-level history course

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