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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIST 115 - Modern World History

(3 S.H.)

This course will examine several thematic topics in Word History throughout the long 20th century. Themes include imperialism, nationalism, ideologies, war and peace, livelihood and identity, immigration and labor migration, de-colonization, the demise of communism, and the realignment of the post-Cold War world. Major turning points include World War I, the rise of totalitarianism, World War II, the Cold War, the rise of the Third World, and the modern tension between McWorld and the local. This survey will examine the history of change and continuity in world cultures and societies, with an emphasis on the responses of the peoples of the world and the dynamic process entailed. Students will learn to think critically about historical events and processes and assess the impact of these upon the peoples of the world today. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.

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