HIST 251. World History Since 1450

This course surveys world history since 1450 in order to provide with a historical context for understanding current world problems. Using an analytical and comparative approach, it examines the rise of Western global hegemony and how the non-West responded and is still responding.  We will look at a wide range of topics and issues including nationalism, imperialism, decolonization, and globalization.  What role has trade, technology, war and revolution played?  How have national and regional interests in the Middle East, Asia and Africa resisted and/or competed with the advance of globalization? What geographic, economic, social, and cultural factors created today’s world?
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3