Interdisciplinary study of the origins and interactions of diverse societies and the traditions in the modern world. Topics may include revolution, ecology, group and individual identity, nationalism and oppression, economic development and social change, world views, art and spiritual life. Content and approach varies with instructor.
This course looks at the history of the modern system of states and the structural and institutional developments which have shaped it since the 15th century.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion
Class assignments and grading
Exams, quizzes, and participation