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Origins of Current World Conflicts

Dr. Patricia Turner

HIST 292 Origins of Current World Conflicts examines conflict in the world from a historical perspective, especially the analysis of historical documents, tracing conflict since the 1600s and providing students with a foundation for understanding current conflicts in the world. Materials included below are readings, lecture slides, and study questions relating to the French Revolution, one of the historical events analyzed in the course.

Meet the Professor!

Professor Turner was born and raised in California, graduating with B.A.s in both History and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and taught for seven years at Lehigh University. It was at Lehigh that her students nicknamed her Dr. T. She came to UW-Eau Claire as an associate professor in 2001. Her research specialties include modern France and comparative European History, civil society and social conflict theory. She teaches G.E. and honors courses under the general rubric of interdisciplinary history, including Human Rights and the Origins of Current World Conflicts (History 292), 20th Century Europe (History 326), and History in Fiction, Fiction in History (Honors colloquium), as well as the capstone research sequence for History majors and seminars for history graduate students.