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Course Description

History - 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.

Prerequisites

(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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 138141607Contemporary World 3Stegich E$12.003/30/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:40 AM LA405

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 138047704Contemporary WorldOE/OE3McDonald P$12.0022/31/0Open 
 138141606Contemporary World 3Behler C$12.0023/31/0OpenT R  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA415
 138141611Contemporary World 3Lark K$12.0014/31/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA415
 138141658Contemporary World 3McDonald P$12.0027/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA415
 138142962Contemporary WorldOnline3Swope M$12.0021/31/0Open 

Spring; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 138121604Contemporary World 3Berg S$12.0022/30/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA405
 138121651Contemporary World 3Johns M$12.0021/30/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:10 PM LA405
 138122412Contemporary WorldOnline3Swope M$12.0011/31/0Open 

Summer; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 138131613Contemporary World 3Berg S$12.0025/31/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA415
 138132327Contemporary WorldOnline3Swope M$12.0015/31/0Open