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Zsolt Nagy

Associate 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 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 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L01 The World Since 1900 - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

10281 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Zsolt Nagy

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course examines the origin, development, reception, alteration, and rejection of various ideologies—including, but not limited to, nationalism, imperialism, communism, liberalism, fascism and Nazism—and the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that they produced. Through a close examination of the twentieth century, students gain appreciation for the intricate nature of power and dependency that characterizes the modern world. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 115 - L03 The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

21115 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Zsolt Nagy

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course examines the origin, development, reception, alteration, and rejection of various ideologies—including, but not limited to, nationalism, imperialism, communism, liberalism, fascism and Nazism—and the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that they produced. Through a close examination of the twentieth century, students gain appreciation for the intricate nature of power and dependency that characterizes the modern world. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 115 - L41 Honr: The World Since 1900 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

21116 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Zsolt Nagy

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course examines the origin, development, reception, alteration, and rejection of various ideologies—including, but not limited to, nationalism, imperialism, communism, liberalism, fascism and Nazism—and the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that they produced. Through a close examination of the twentieth century, students gain appreciation for the intricate nature of power and dependency that characterizes the modern world. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 336 - 01 History of the Soviet Union - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22691 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Zsolt Nagy

This course examines the history of the Soviet Union from its outset to its collapse. During the semester students engage with topics related to the “Soviet experiment” that transformed the world’s largest country in every aspect. Topics include, but certainly not limited to: origins of the Soviet ideology; the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War; Leninism; the Stalinist Revolution and the Great Purge; the Great Patriotic War; de-Stalinization, the Soviet Union and the Cold War in its global perspective; everyday history of the Soviet Union; collapse of the system; and the emergence of post-Soviet Russia. Prerequisite: One 100-level history course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)