HIST-122: World Hist Since 1500

Credits 3

Surveys world history from approximately 1500 to 2000, with emphasis on modernization in Western culture from 1500 to 1914 and how various Eurasian countries and empires were affected by modern development. Other topics to be covered include Western global domination and indigenous responses to this domination, the global impact of the world wars, decolonization, and the Cold War. The role of the United States as a major power, especially in the twentieth century, will be stressed. Fall, Spring.