This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of twentieth century world history. It will examine events leading up to the Second World War, the impacts of the Cold War, decolonization, the end of European global dominance, and the emergence of the Middle East as a major geopolitical influence. Particular attention will be paid to examining the relationship of war to broader political, social, cultural, and economic trends throughout this period.

Course Notes

HIST 130 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines