A readings course for the history major or for any other student who wishes to improve his/her historical knowledge in any era of European history. The course can be conducted as a seminar class or biweekly appointments between the professor and the student. The course will be supervised by the ASU professor who normally teaches courses in European history. This course is designed to im- prove the student's thinking and writing skills by having him/her ac- tually "read" history. For history and pre-law majors, it will be an essential background for the self-direction and first-rate reading comprehension needed in both graduate school and law school.