Sep 20, 2021  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 140 - Modern Civilizations

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Recommended prior coursework: HIST-120, HIST-130. A study of major Western and non-Western civilizations from the 17th century to the present. Included are the rise of democratic ideas, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of imperialism and colonialism, World Wars I and II and their consequences and the emergence of nationalism and totalitarianism. Attention is given to the major turning points that have shaped the modern world: the role of science and its cultural hegemony, technology and its relationship to economic and social development, political ideology and its consequences for how people are governed, the global expansion of Western influence, the geography of the modern world and the growing interdependence of peoples and cultures throughout the world.