Students in this course learn the processes of historical investigation. 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 Romanticism and the impact of modern nationalism, and considers the global impacts of the Industrial Revolution and Imperialism, and of the quest for domination through world war. Finally, the course examines the development of cultural politics, and shifting values and beliefs over autonomy.
College Writing (LITC-100)