HIST 138

Contemporary World (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the main themes in the history of the world in the last hundred years: the Eurocentric world order of 1900; World War I, communist revolution and fascist counter-revolution; the settlements of the 1920s and the renewal of world crisis in the 1930s; World War II and the onset of the Cold War in the 1940s-1960s; erosion and collapse of the postwar order in the 1970s-1980s; and the contemporary world order in historical context.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear, factual understanding of the historical development of contemporary world history.
  • Evaluate the human experience as it relates to the historical period covered by the course.
  • Analyze the role geography played in the historical period covered by the course.
  • Relate the human experience—using history—to contemporary times.
  • Analyze historical evidence of the human experience/culture for the period covered by the course.
  • Distinguish between historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
  • Incorporate historical artifacts and other scholarly sources concerning history into their writing and research.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy, especially as it relates to the study of history.
  • Compare and contrast the impact of the wars and revolutions occurring during the period covered by the course.
  • Illustrate the contemporary world order in a historical context.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 138141607Contemporary World 3Stegich E$12.0013/30/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:40AMLA405

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 138047704Contemporary World OE/OE3McDonald P$12.0024/31/0Open
 138141606Contemporary World 3Behler C$12.0030/31/0Open
T R 12:00PM-01:20PMLA415
 138141611Contemporary World 3Lark K$12.0024/31/0Open
M W 12:00PM-01:20PMLA415
 138141658Contemporary World 3McDonald P$12.0027/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA415
 138142962Contemporary World Online3Swope M$12.0029/31/0Open

Spring; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 138121604Contemporary World 3Berg S$12.0021/30/0Open
T R 09:00AM-12:10PMLA405
 138121651Contemporary World 3Johns M$12.0021/30/0Open
M W 06:00PM-09:10PMLA405
 138122412Contemporary World Online3Swope M$12.0010/31/0Open

Summer; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 138131613Contemporary World 3Berg S$12.0026/31/0Open
M W 09:00AM-12:10PMLA415
 138132327Contemporary World Online3Swope M$12.0017/31/0Open

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