12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW
Section Information for Spring 2018
This course explores the sweeping historical changes that created the modern world with all its benefits and ongoing problems. Starting in approximately 1200 CE, we will trace the people, events, and trends that reshaped the politics, cultures, and economies of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. All of these geographic regions became enmeshed in a global system impacted by mercantile activity, invasion and war, industrial growth, religious transformations as well as conquest and colonialism. We will also examine how the powerful forces of modern nationalism, Cold War dynamics, and 20th century anti-colonial movements have restructured the world and unleashed forces still affect us today.
Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.
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