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Anand A Yang
JSIS 200
Seattle Campus

States and Capitalism: The Origins of the Modern Global System

Origins of the modern world system in the sixteenth century and its history until World War I. Interacting forces of politics and economics around the globe, with particular attention to key periods of expansion and crisis. Offered: A.

Class description

This course addresses two questions that are related to the contemporary structure of the global system: 1. what are the historical processes that have created a world economy and integrated systems of protection and trade that now encompass the entire globe? 2. How is it that this economically integrated world has become so divided and fragmented along ethnic, national, political, and cultural lines? The course examines these questions from a world historical perspective by focusing on selected times, places, and events. It is not intended to be a straight-forward class in world history.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and TA sessions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Weekly essays, term paper, and final exam.


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 M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/19/2013