Students study the processes of historical investigation in this course. Causation, continuity, and change provide the context of the global historical experience through primary sources, maps, and secondary readings. These historical tools foster an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past by integrating the history of peoples in a global context. The course begins with the Medieval period and ends with comparative revolutions. It focuses on topics that include the interrelationship between institutions and cultures and the power dynamics involved; challenges to the political and economic status quo; the growing interconnectedness of the world; and new ideas about identity, equality, and power.
College Writing (LITC-100)