An introduction to world history in the modern era, exploring major themes of our planetary past from the 16th century to present. Looks at both the problems and opportunities associated with such themes as trans-regional encounter, commercial exchange, identity formation and patterns of economic interaction. Concentrates on patterns of change over time, processes of interaction and connections between regions and nation-states. Themes explored include the advent of new technologies, new trade routes by sea, increased human migration, political revolutions and economic development. Regional studies of colonialism in India, nation-state formation in China and anti-Imperialist movements in Africa are also discussed. Not open to students who earned credit for HI 1160. Falls and Springs. (GACO)
*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.