HISTORY 240 - The World Since 1492
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Meets pre-1800 and transregional requirements in History.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Interested in knowing how the current world system emerged? Want to know more about other possibilities that existed in the past — and that may appear in the future? How about understanding the roots of fundamental human identities, political systems, and economic patterns? Unlike most history courses, which focus narrowly on a particular period and area, this class offers students a rare chance to think big — to seek broad patterns and connections that extend across space and through time. We will explore the last 500 years of world history, highlighting major trends and transnational developments. "The World Since 1492" stresses wider patterns characterizing human societies in different parts of the world and considers encounters and exchanges within, between, and among different societies and cultures around the globe.

There are no prerequisites, intended for all undergraduates.

HISTORY 240 - The World Since 1492
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101 (LEC)
MTuW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0393977463
Worlds together, worlds apart : a history of the modern world from the Mongol Empire to the present, Author: Robert Tignor ... [et al.], Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1. ed. 2002
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ISBN: 0393925498
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart . a history of the world from the beginnings of humankind to the present, Author: Robert Tignor ... [et al.]., Publisher: W.W. Norton 2nd ed. 2008
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ISBN: 0205658784
The World, Author: Fernandez Armesto, Felipe 1ST
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ISBN: 0136061494
The world : a history : combined volume, Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto ; maps by Dorling Kindersley., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2nd ed. 2010
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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