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Introduction to Modern World History HIST 1100

History Course

Course details

This course surveys developments in world history since c. 1500 – when the discovery of the Americas by European explorers seeking new trade routes to Asia initiated global economic, political, and cultural interactions that have culminated in the highly interconnected and interdependent world of today. Introductory lectures will be devoted to the early modern period (1500-1750), but the course will focus more on trans-regional and transcultural developments after roughly 1750. The mid- to late eighteenth century has been widely viewed as the start of the modern era, a period distinguished by broad and constantly accelerating patterns of political, economic, and technological change. The shifts in international balances of power, and the global social and cultural upheavals that resulted from those changes, continue to influence the contemporary world. Beyond satisfying the intellectual curiosity many students have in world history (a worthy objective in itself), this introductory survey also serves an important practical purpose. World history exposes students to new perspectives, challenging them to think beyond the specific regional and cultural contexts they are most familiar with. This experience is increasingly recognized, by both public and private sector employers, as important for preparing graduates for a multicultural and highly globalized environment.

Prerequisite(s)

  • C+ in Grade 12 English.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$566.99

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of HIST 1100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83128

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 17 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83128
  • $566.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 17 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 108
Instructor

Michael Coughlin

Course outline

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Credits

3

Cost

$566.99

Important information
  1. No class on Monday, February 20 (Family Day) and Monday, April 10 (Easter Monday). On the start date of the course, you will have access to the course link in the Learning Hub. *(A)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the major trends and developments in world history since 1500.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of a global historical perspective to understanding contemporary events.
  • Examine historical developments in comparative perspective.
  • Explain major historical influences driving globalization today.
  • Evaluate critically significant historical claims and arguments.
  • Cite resources available to support a further study of historical issues.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Introduction to Modern World History (HIST 1100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

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