HIS 320 - Exploring the Modern World

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101)

Political, economic, and cultural causes of significant events and controversies in modern world history are analyzed, with emphasis on student research and use of primary sources. The regions being studied will vary each semester, but will include a discussion of imperialism, the impact of the world wars, and movements for independence across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on student investigation and reporting in seminar fashion. Students are required to write a major documented research paper and develop a classroom presentation on a crisis confronting a modern state since 1940. G/W MC (F, Sp)