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HIST 1100 - Introduction to Modern World History

History Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

$520.66

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83128

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Apr 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 16 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108

Instructor

Jean Laponce

Course Outline

Cost

$520.66

Notes

  1. No class Monday, February 12 (Family Day) or April 2 (Easter). This is a 45-hour course. In the case of fewer than 15 sessions, additional coursework will be assigned by instructor. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

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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

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Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century
Author Robert B. Marks
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-44221-240-4
Price $38.95
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