Vienna, one of Europe's great imperial capitals, is our classroom, as we study European history from a local perspective. A gateway to eastern Europe, Vienna was the scene of epic battles between Christians and Muslims, as Ottoman Turks besieged the city. A musical capital, Vienna was home to Mozart. Sigmund Freund and Gustav Klimt made Vienna the birthplace of "modernity" around 1900. The city of Adolf Hitler's youth, Vienna saw the destruction of Vienna's flourishing Jewish community during WWII. In the Cold War, Vienna, officially "neutral," became a headquarters of the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as well as numerous NGOs. With the fall of the iron curtain, it is again a meeting point between East and West. No prerequisites. Please visit the program page for more information.
View the class website, http://history.ucdavis.edu/vienna/, for student blogs and photos, or to learn more about Vienna.
History 102S - Undergraduate Proseminar in History (5 units)
Designed primarily for history majors. Intensive reading, discussion, research, and writing in selected topics in the various fields of History. May be repeated for credit. S: Education Abroad Program. Options for History 102D or 102E available upon request. D: Modern Europe to 1815; E: Europe since 1815
History 198 - Directed Group Study (3 units)
P/NP grading only.