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

The Modern World (HIST*1150)

Code and section: HIST*1150*01

Term: Fall 2022

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Method of Delivery: 

This course will be in-person lectures and will not be recorded for later viewing. Students are expected to attend all in-person components.

Course Synopsis:  

The Modern World is a broad survey of the major events, issues and themes of that have shaped world history from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will have learned to:

  1. Identify and explain the major people, themes and events in the history of the modern world in the twentieth century.
  2. Improve your writing and communication skills through assignments, tests, and classroom discussion.
  3. Develop your skill to locate and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Two Assignments - 20%
Midterm Test - 25%     
Term Paper - 20%
Final Examination - 35%     

Texts and/or Resources Required:

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

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

*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.