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World History Since 1500 (HIST 1010)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This course is a survey of modern world history from the rise of Europe to the present era, and of how the globe was linked through cultural, racial, religious contact and clash; migration industrialization; and imperialism. Students will examine how technological, economic, social, religious, political and cross-cultural factors combined to influence the expansion of the West and, in turn, the development of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Both global and interdisciplinary perspectives will be used to help you develop a better understanding of how different peoples understood, construed and developed their place in the modern world; how different regions of the world influenced each other in their response to the West; and why there were both similarities and differences in the ways people both accommodated and resisted Western domination.

Topical Outline:
1. Contextualizing the Rise of Europe and Eurocentric History
2. European Early Modern Developments
3. European Rise to Power
4. World Impacts and Response to the European Rise to Power

Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply Social Science categories to explain how different world regions developed and changed
2. Use examples from historiography to show how and why regions have changed over time
3. Understand the role of race, gender, and class in the development of various cultures
4. Analyze the roles played by different societies in world history
5. Apply historical methodology to discuss topics in history

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 8: Global Perspectives