History | The World in the 20th Century I
H101 | 17506 | Guardino

Above class open to freshmen and sophomores only

This introductory course presumes no previous knowledge of world
history.  We shall examine some of the momentous changes that took
place in the first half of the century and which affected people
worldwide.  Topics include colonialism, war and peace,
industrialism, feminism, fascism and socialism.  Analyzing these
trends and issues will help us understand how the world we live in
came to be, and examining the experiences of people from the past
will help us understand our own humanity.  We will read textbook,
selected primary sources, two novels and a memoir.  There will be
three exams and short reading quizzes.