HIS 1710: Contemporary World


Contemporary World includes a survey of global history in the 20th and 21st centuries with emphasis on the legacy of the world wars, the Cold War, and the rise of the post-colonial Third World. Topics of this course include the impact of modernization and globalization of nationalist and extremist responses, including the issue of modern terrorism.


  1. Summarize the sequential order of historical events in the development of world history.
  2. Explain the impact of the development of world history on conditions of the modern world.
  3. Analyze the goals and theory of historical study.
  4. Discuss the legacy of the world’s major conflicts and their impacts on the modern world.
  5. Discuss the impacts of the post-colonial Third World on the modern world.
  6. Research historical accounts for central themes and arguments.
  7. Discuss the importance of significant geographic locations of history across the world.
  8. Examine the relationship between specific historical evidence and broad historical themes.
  9. Discuss the impact of terrorism on the modern world.




The world in the twentieth century: From empires to nations (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Brower, D. R., & Sanders. T.
ISBN: 9780136052012
Price: $96.98

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