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World War I: End of European Dominance

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At the start of the 20th century, Europe held a dominant position in the world and was poised to reap the benefits of global trade, as well as modern science and invention. However, less than two decades later, "Europe fell into a deadly, grinding war that consumed much of its wealth, killed millions of its young men, and ultimately weakened or even destroyed much of its power and influence around the world." (Palmer and Colton—"History of the Modern World"). Just how did this happen and what lessons are to be learned from the debacle that was World War I? Through lecture, readings and discussion, historian Steve Henrikson sheds light on a conflict that had dire consequences for Europe and the world.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16
*1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Steve Henrikson is a teacher of history and philosophy whose career has spanned six decades. Modern European history has been a focus of his for many years and he has run College Board workshops for teachers of Advanced Placement courses. He has also been a consultant to the history departments of both Stevenson School and Menlo School in Atherton.