HIS 1610: Modern World


A survey of global societies including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas from the Renaissance through the first half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the Cold War (1500-1945). Particular focus will be given to issues of imperialism, nationalism, and industrialism.


  1. Summarize the sequential order of historical events in the development of world history.
  2. Discuss how the development of world history has created the conditions of the modern world.
  3. Analyze the goals and theory of historical study.
  4. Develop a critical analysis from the point of view of a historian regarding the modern world with appropriate supporting evidence.
  5. Identify central themes, arguments, and evidence of historical accounts.
  6. Identify significant geographic locations of history across the world.
  7. Evaluate contested historical arguments of the modern world.
  8. Examine historical change over time across the world.
  9. Examine the relationship between specific historical evidence and broad historical themes.




Ways of the world: A brief global history with sources (Rev: 4th ed., Vol. 2)

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's (2019)
Author: Strayer, R. W., & Nelson, E. W.
ISBN: 9781319109783
Price: (No information available)

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