History | The World in the 20th Century: to 1945
H101 | 17321 | Guardino


Above class open to freshmen, sophomores, and Education
undergraduates only
A portion of this class reserved for University Division Orientation
Program students

Need study skills help?  Then contact the Student Academic Center
(855-7313) for on-line authorization for EDUC-X101 (Learning
Strategies for History, two additional credits) that will be offered
2:30 MW or 4:00 MW.

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.