History | The World in the 20th Cent I
H101 | 3834 | Guardino

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

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.  The course is based on
active lectures that incorporate film clips and other visual
materials as well as the discussion of issues and documents.  We
will read a textbook, selected short documents, the novels "All
Quiet on the Western Front" and "The River Between," and the
memoir "Behind the Urals."  There will be three exams and short
reading quizzes.