HIS 306N • Modern World
This course will cover world history from 1500 to the present. Some of the themes that it will address include exploration and empires, the rise of nationalism, revolution, decolonization, and the growth of the world economy and globalization. The emphasis will be on comparative history between different time periods and places.
2 Map/identification quizzes-10% Mid-term exam-25% Final exam-35% Short paper-30%
Bentley, Jerry and Herbert Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, volume II, 2nd edition, 2003. Pomeranz, Kenneth and Steven Topik. The World that Trade Created: Culture, Society and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 1999. Wolf, Ken. Personalities & Problems: Interpretive Essays in World Civilization, Volume II, 3rd Edition, 2005.