Short-Term Programs - Course Description
Religion, Culture, and Politics of Central Europe:
This course examines the creation and recreation of nations in Central Europe and focuses on
the history, politics and culture of the area between Germany and the former Soviet Union.
Particular attention is paid to the unique formational experience of Czechs, Poles, Hungarians
and Slovaks from the turn of the 20th century to the end of WW II. In depth analysis of the
communist period, the revolutions of 1989, as well as post-communist development and the move
towards NATO and European Union membership, carry our studies to the contemporary era.