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Modern World History

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This course will examine the twentieth century world from non-western and western perspectives. It will integrate the history of Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia through discussion of the significant social, political, cultural and economic forces that shaped and continue to influence the global society in which we live today. Students who successfully complete this course will gain an understanding of the historical contexts of such concepts as colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, political revolution, global conflict, and peace building. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the development and values of Western and non-Western cultures and the interrelations between people, systems, and social forces.