The Modern World (HIST*1150) | College of Arts

The Modern World (HIST*1150)

Code and section: HIST*1150*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Course Synopsis:

The Modern World is a broad survey of the major events, issues and themes of world history during from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. The course focuses on major events and themes such as: the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of fascism, social movements, revolutions, genocides, decolonization, nationalism, the Cold War, and the rise of American power.  The Modern World aims to introduce students to the discipline of history, and specifically challenges students to think critically about the nature and development of global interrelatedness, culture contact, identity and difference, the impact of technology, the democratization of society, and mass communications in the modern world.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Course marks are based on the evaluation of written course work (paper) and examinations (a term test, and a final examination):

Midterm Examination (In Class Test) - 25%
Assignment (Paper) - 35%
Final Examination - 40%

Texts and/or Resources Required Include All or Parts of:

Tentative Course Texts (Check with University Bookstore closer to course commencement)

Carter Findley and John Rothney, Twentieth Century World, Seventh Edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2011). ISBN 10: 0-547-21850-8

James Overfield, Sources of Global History Since 1900, Second Edition (Boston: Wadsworth, 2012). ISBN-10: 1-111-83538-1

*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.