Section Information for Fall 2011This course will provide an understanding of the processes that have shaped the modern world. The course traces the developments that reorganized peoples, reshaped cultures and generated new economies because of the interaction between major regions of the world from 1500 on. The focus of the course will be on non-Western regions of the world, and their participation in the global networks resulting from mercantile expansion, the industrial revolution, imperialism, nationalism and their legacies in the post-colonial period. By the conclusion of the course, students should have a grasp of the major chronology of world history since 1500, an ability to demonstrate the changes, continuities, and connections between major world regions during this period, and the ability to assess and evaluate the sources, both primary and secondary, textual and other, used in providing explanation and interpretation of world events and world history.
Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.
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