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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

History - HIST 138

Contemporary World

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 138141607Contemporary WorldRMT3Stegich E2/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:40 AM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 138141606Contemporary WorldRMT3Stegich E4/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:20 PM WEBWEB
 138141611Contemporary WorldRMT3Swope M17/24/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM WEBWEB
 138141658Contemporary WorldRMT3McDonald P11/24/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 138111626Contemporary WorldRMT3Lark K31/31/0Open$12.00M W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday