History | The World in the 20th Century I
H101 | 13416 | P. 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, racism, nationalism, war,
industrialism, gender, 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.