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

The Modern World (HIST*1150)

Code and section: HIST*1150*01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Femi Kolapo


Course Synopsis:

This course will explore selected themes in the history of the modern world beginning from the 20th century with an emphasis on how these themes have played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We will be using a variety of primary source evidence to bring the topics to life.

Methods of Evaluation & Weights:

  • 40% exam
  • 40% Class presentation & discussion (which may include some writing)
  • 20% a 5‐page essay

Texts and/or Resources Required:

James H. Overfield, Sources of Global History Since 1900. Nelson Higher Ed., to be purchased.
Other required reading and audio/visual materials to supplement the text will be freely available via PRIMO or directly from links provided on Course Link.

*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.

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