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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2020 HIS 021 World History 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri HIS-021-5


This course explores that under the influence of historical and environmental factors, how cultural, social, economic, and political topics take shape and impact each other in the global context. Students will survey the history of how the world developed during the past five centuries and became the globalized world today. Topics include: Early global connections and conflicts among peoples of different continents as well as among humans, other species, the natural environment, and the planet as a whole; Religious encounters, economic rivalries, and military battles produced by European Imperialism in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia; Nationalist movements leading to independence; World War Iⅈ Cold War; Globalization; Exchange of goods and cultures and the emergence of modern political and social movements.