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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 is a historian of modern Europe with specific focus on East and East-Central Europe. He is the author of Great Expectations and Interwar Realities: Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy, 1918-1941, published in 2017 by Central European University Press, as well as articles in Contemporary European History and the Hungarian Studies Review. He recently started his research on the history of drug enforcement in Eastern Europe with special emphasis on Hungary. He has also begun studying the cultural and political relationship between Communist Eastern Europe and the south of the African continent. He offers classes on a wide variety of topics ranging from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union, the history of the First World War, history of Modern Europe and modern East-Central Europe, as well as his course on the History of the World since 1900.  Dr. Nagy was born in Hungary, he is a sci-fi fan, and a long-suffering supporter of Liverpool FC.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L03 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 305
CRN: 41430 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 - L04 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 204
CRN: 41040 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 - D01 Capstone Sem: Global Cold War - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 305
CRN: 43071 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course is designed to produce an extensively researched seminar /capstone paper that investigates an aspect of the Cold War in its global context. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to, the intellectual and historical origins of the Cold War, its impact on the political, social, and cultural environment, its influence on decolonization and wars of independence, and similar complex issues that shaped and continue to shape our world. Successful completion of this seminar requires persistent engagement with reading, researching, and writing. 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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HIST 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43312 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L02 The World Since 1900 - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 MCH 108
CRN: 10221 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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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L01 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327
CRN: 20422 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 - L02 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208
CRN: 20927 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 - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 208
CRN: 22004 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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