2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 132 - World History since 1500

Credits: Three (3)
What does it means to live in a truly “globalized” world? How have human societies, and the identities of their members, changed in response to human migration on a planetary scale? This course investigates these and other questions about human cultural and civilizational encounters following the Colombian Exchange. Students will explore the most recent five hundred years of human history, interrogating the global impact of such phenomena as the Atlantic slave trade; the Reformation; the emergence of nation-states and European empires; the industrialization of nations and the embrace of capitalism; political revolutions and the unraveling of empires; the two world wars and the Cold War; climate change, and extremist terrorism.
General Education Area: Social Science
Cross-listed: HIST-332