Originally from Charleston, SC, Dr. Hansen joined Furman's History Department in 2011.​

Name Title Description

HST-104

Modern Europe

The history of Europe from the time of the Enlightenment to the present. Major themes include: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, nationalism, socialism, liberalism, imperialism, the World Wars, fascism and communism, the Holocaust, post-WWII reconstruction and the Cold War, decolonization, citizenship, immigration, the end of communism, market integration, a common currency, and the evolution of the European Union, and globalization.

HST-211

Twentieth Century Germany

German history from the catastrophic violence of two world wars and the Holocaust, through the process of postwar rebuilding in East and West, to the peaceful revolution that ended the Cold War in 1989 and helped to initiate reunification in 1990.

HST-214

Modern Russia & Eastern Europe

Russian and Eastern European history since 1683. Investigates the political, social, and intellectual history of Russia and Eastern Europe since the battle of Vienna. Topics include: formation of empire, the rise of nationalism, the two World Wars, Communism, genocide and the post-Cold War era.

HST-315

Interpreting the Past

The historian's craft and how history scholars think about and interpret the past. Exploration of topics, questions and methodologies used to write about history through reading historical works from a variety of times and places.

HST-475

Senior Seminar in History

A required course for all majors. Discussion-based meetings will explore a specific historical topic and the related historiography. Students will conceive, design, and execute their own research project connected to the main topic of the seminar. All seminars include an assignment encouraging students to integrate and to reflect upon their varied classroom, travel study, and internship experiences over the course of the major.

MXP-212

Soccer and Society

Examination of a number of contemporary social, political and economic issues through the lens of soccer. Major topics of discussion will include nationalism and sectarian violence, the impact of globalization on local societies, the success or failure of assimilation, patterns of global labor migration, and issues related to gender and sport.

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Education
Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A.
Syracuse University

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