This course is an introductory survey of Modern World History from 1500 C.E. It explores the development and collapse of the great early modern empires. It then focuses upon political and economic modernization in Western Europe and the impact of that modernization on representative non-European societies between 1800 and 1945 including those in the Americas, Africa, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Finally, the course highlights some of the issues faced by post-WWII non-European societies seeking to modernize in the shadow of Cold War conflict.
3 credits (3 lecture hours) spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.
Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 104 and HIST 152