Sep 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 295-01 - Special Topic: When the World Becomes Global: Early Modern Empire, Expansion, and Exchange

4 credits (Fall)
This course will explore how and why the world became integrated, interdependent, and ‘global’ through 1)processes of colonization and expansion; 2)the emergence of modern capitalist instruments and market; 3)intensified voluntary and forced migration; and 4)intellectual, cultural, scientific, and biological exchange. We will engage with scholarship that has redefined the field of world history by de-centering the role of Europe and distinguishing the heterogeneous imperialism of the early modern era from the Western hegemony of the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries.

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Instructor: Chou