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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 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.

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L05 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 222
CRN: 22242 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 - L06 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 222
CRN: 22244 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 298 - 01 Topics: World War I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 205
CRN: 21503 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Zsolt Nagy This course examines one of the most monumental and influential events of the twentieth century: the First World War (1914-1918). To quote the wonderful PBS documentary, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996), “World War I set the violent 20th century in motion…The Great War was without precedent ... never had so many nations taken up arms at a single time. Never had the battlefield been so vast… never had the fighting been so gruesome... World War I marked the first use of chemical weapons, the first mass bombardment of civilians from the sky, and the century's first genocide...It colored everything that came before and shadowed everything that followed.” The class seeks to move beyond the trenches and will investigate various issues that connected with the war that was supposed to end all wars: the complex origins of the war; the experiences of front-soldiers and those of the home front; the difficulty of the peace treaties that followed; the impacts of the conflict on the (geo-) political, social and intellectual landscape; its legacy and its commemoration.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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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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