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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.


(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

Winter; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 138111609Contemporary World 3Behler C$12.0012/31/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:40 PM LA415

Winter; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 138111625Contemporary World 3Stegich E$12.001/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA415
 138111626Contemporary World 3Burhans B$12.0011/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA415
 138111650Contemporary World 3Behler C$12.0024/31/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA415
 138112968Contemporary WorldOnline3Swope M$12.006/31/0Open 
 138216154Contemporary World 3McDonald P$12.0023/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC685