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HIST 2006 - World History 1945-2000

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5 credits

Students are introduced to the history of the contemporary world from 1945 to 2000. They explore and discuss major historical events that shaped the development of the world from post–World War II decolonization, through the post–Cold War era, and into the Internet Age. The use of four specific global cities provides students the opportunity to view events from multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, the global themes of diaspora, accretion, and cultural expression connect these perspectives. Students consider the rise of nationalism, globalization, scientific advancements, technological innovations, and political events. They write about the elements that they believe are most important in influencing contemporary life. Students use historical perspective to evaluate global events and key changes that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.