The Modern World [Hybrid format] (HIST*1150) | College of Arts

The Modern World [Hybrid format] (HIST*1150)

Code and section: HIST*1150*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Evren Altinkas


Instructor: Dr. Evren Altinkas

Method of Delivery:

HYBRID - This course will have a mix of in-person and online lectures, all delivered in a synchronous format (and not available for later or asynchronous viewing).

The in-person/on-campus lectures will be live-streamed for virtual-synchronous viewing, but students will be encouraged to attend these classes in-person when possible.

Course Synopsis:

This course is a survey of the twentieth century, focusing on major events and themes such as: the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of fascism, social movements, ideologies, revolutions, genocides, decolonization, nationalism, the Cold War, and the rise and decline of American power. The course draws its examples and case studies mainly from regions across the world, with the intention of broadening critical awareness and fostering global citizenship.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify and explain major people, themes, and events in the history of the modern world.
  2. develop written communication skills. 
  3. engage with current global events through an understanding of their historical context.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Reading and Pop-up Quizzes 30%
Bibliography Research 20%
Research Paper 20%
Final Exam 30%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

William R. Keylor, Jerry Bannister, Tracey J. Kinney, The Twentieth-Century World: An International History. Oxford University Press.

**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.**