History 103 (001) 103 World History Since 1900

Instructor(s)

Term

full year

Course Level

Undergraduate

Description

In this course, students will examine the major developments that have marked the world since 1900.  We will focus on political, economic, and social developments while covering topics such as colonization and decolonization, North-South relations, the two world wars, international organizations such as the League of Nations and the United Nations, the Middle East conundrum, and international disarmament. 

Students will also have a chance to familiarize themselves with the discipline of History and with the important debates and varying interpretations of world events (for example, what was the cause of the World Wars, why certain parts of the world were much richer than others, and who won the Cold War?).  By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the historical roots of current events and issues, something that will help them better understand the world that we live in.