History | Approaches to Global History
H699 | 17399 | Muehlhahn


A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

How do international and global perspectives shape the
conceptualization, research, and writing of history? Focusing on
East Asia and China, topics include approaches to comparative
history and transnational processes, the relationship of local,
regional, national, and global scales of analysis, and the problem
of periodization when considered on a world scale. This course will
also compare different historical explanations of this problem,
develop an understanding of the broad links between different parts
of the world, and critique some of the concepts that have
fundamentally shaped our understanding of the world, such as
modernization, development, the Third World , civilization, and
globalization.