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Anand A Yang
HIST 590
Seattle Campus

Topics in History

Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.

Class description

The Making of the Modern World: World History Since 1500

One of the newest fields in history is world history. This class will focus on how world historians in the West and other world regions conceptualize, study and teach modern world history. The emphasis will be as much on understanding and (de)constructing historical narratives about the modern world as it will be on examining the intellectual assumptions and theoretical and methodological frameworks of world history. The aim is to provide students a basic understanding of modern world history, its scholarly and pedagogical concerns and interests.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar class

Recommended preparation

History classes at the 300- or 400-level

Class assignments and grading

Short analytical papers.

Written assignments, classroom participation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Anand A Yang
Date: 02/14/2013