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Undergraduate Degree Programs

History (HIST)

HIST 011 (GH;IL) World History II (3) Social, economic, and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1500 to the present.

HIST 011 World History II (3)
(GH;IL)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

History 011 is an introductory survey of modern history from approximately 1500 to the present, viewing the world and its various peoples and cultures as a whole. This course will focus on the historical processes that have led to modernization, such as exploration, contacts among peoples and cultures, voluntary and forced migrations, the growth of technology and science, industrialization, urbanization, and other trends that have shaped the world since 1500. It will help students to develop facility in speaking and writing about continuity, change, causation, similarities and differences among cultures, universal and particular values, and conceptualization of modernity, through weekly discussion sections, essay examinations, short writing assignments, and selected readings. Its content is intrinsically international and intercultural, addressing overarching themes of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, and especially global perspectives. Approximately one-half of its content


General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.