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This course addresses major themes and issues within Global History since 1600. Through films, texts, and interactive tools, we’ll explore the impact of science, technology, and religion; how political absolutism in Europe gave way to the rise of a democratic ideology forged by social contract theories of the Enlightenment; the causes of war and revolution; the development of global systems to include slavery, colonialism, and labor migration; the rise of nationalism and the onset/passing of the Cold War; and perceived differences between tradition, modernity, and globalization.
Globalization is a product of historical forces, political, cultural, and/or socio-economic, which continue to shape the world. The course will address our contemporary world as a global community, promoting a vibrant comparative analysis of our lives today. Students will learn about the art and science of historical inquiry through the use of primary sources, maps and timelines. This approach to global history contributes to various disciplines, from business to health to the arts and more.
Important Notes: students should NOT take both World History 2 and European Civilization Since 1815.
Students do not have to take both Global History to the 15th Century and Global History from the 15th Century. They can take one or both in either order.
Note: You will be required to rent DVDs or stream several videos for this course.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full;Western Civilization-Partial
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1.
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