Jun 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
    
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

HIST 102 - ~World History Since 1500: The Renaissance Through the Present (3)


This course is a survey of World History from the European Renaissance to the present. At the beginning of the course, developments in the Western World between 1500 and 1800 receive special attention, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolutions, Age of Exploration, Enlightenment, colonization of America, and the transition from mercantilism to capitalism. Having identified the dramatic transition taking place in the West, the course then looks at the impact of those changes around the globe through the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, political revolutions in the Americans, and Europe, industrialization, 19th century imperialism, World Wars I and II, communist revolutions, the rise of fascism, the Cold War, and the 19th and 20th century decolonization efforts in India, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. The course closes with a review of economic and political globalization since the 1970s. Thematically, the course explores the nature of political, economic, and technological power and the relationship of that power to issues or race, class, gender, religion, and environment.