HIS 1710


A survey of global history in the 20th and 21st centuries with emphases on the legacy of the world wars, the Cold War, and the rise of the post-colonial Third World. This course will study the impact of modernization and globalization of nationalist and extremist responses, including the issue of modern terrorism.


  1. Acquire an overview of the flow of historical events in the development of World History.
  2. Discuss how the development of World History has created conditions of the World in the 21st Century.
  3. Develop an understanding of the goals and craft of historical study.
  4. Develop critical thinking, reasoning, analysis, decision making and present a point of view, verbally and in writing with appropriate supporting evidence.
  5. Read historical accounts systematically and effectively for central themes, arguments and evidence.
  6. Recognize and identifying significant geographic locations of history across the world.
  7. Write historical essays that posit contestable arguments.
  8. Identify change over time.
  9. Connect specific historical evidence to broad historical themes.




The World Transformed

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's (2004)
Author: Hunt, M. H.
ISBN: 9780312245832
Price: $17.62

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