This course provides an introduction to the history of modern Europe. It follows Europeans from the upheavals of the French Revolution, and from the Industrial Revolution to the era of nation-state building. It outlines the key events, movements and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, including the Industrial Revolution, and the rise of nationalism, focusing on pivotal events that led to the making of the modern state. Students are provided with the historiographical knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand and evaluate European History; it is well-suited for those who seek to explore modern European History at a basic level. Although a great emphasis will be put on learning the facts and mastering the chronology of events, history is about understanding the past. This course is more than a long series of dates and events to remember. A very strong emphasis is placed on students developing their own viewpoints.