Aug 14, 2020  
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 4493 - Global History since the Second World War


CIP Code: 540101
Description: The class is designed as an introduction to “globalization” - the process of increasing interconnectedness and interdependence of all parts of the world that greatly accelerated since World War II.  To examine incremental changes over time in that direction, the class is organized chronologically, conceptually, and geographically focusing on a number of topics that became common to the experience in the First,  the Second and the Third Worlds.  These themes include the modern global dynamics of empire, religion, nation, class, gender and race reflected in the popular mass media at the time and in historical memory.  With these general concepts in mind, students will explore the changing nature of cultural, social, and national conflicts as the effects of WWII, the Cold War, decolonization, “Americanization,” consumerism, migration, terrorism, worldwide economic recession and the collapse of state socialism.  They will apply those analytical skills in two papers, quizzes, large and small group discussions.  

Credit Hours: 3
LAS Course: Yes