Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 140H - Modern Civilizations

Recommended prior coursework: HIST-120, HIST-130. Examines the rise and dominance of the West as a political, economic and cultural force, beginning in the 17th century. Begins by studying major non-Western civilizations present in the 1600s and then traces the expansion of the West as a consequence of the Enlightenment's new world view. Revolutions in politics, industry, economics and culture are examined, with a special focus on how the West's new ideas impact the globe. World Wars I and II are examined as well as the global expansion of Western influence in the 19th and 20th centuries. Concludes by examining the growing interdependence of peoples and cultures in the world today. Taught seminar style and meant for highly motivated students who enjoy working with primary and interpretative material. Students lead discussions and delve deeply into the subject matter.