HIS 2133 World Civilizations, 1500 to the Present

Introduction to World History presents a broad survey of global history since 1500. The emphasis of the class will be on examining broad social, political and economic movements which have fostered connections among major regions of the world, especially Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Students will explore the patterns of development of major civilizations and their interactions with closer attention to those events, institutions, beliefs, and practices that involved and affected large numbers of people and laid foundations of the modern world. This course fulfills the university core requirement for World Society and Issues. (Same as IDS 2213. Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 2133 and IDS 2213.)