General Degree Requirements - Comparative Global History HIST 1503   Comparative Global History
Global history — the study of change over long spans of time and large areas — allows us to examine questions not easily recognized in history conducted on smaller scales. The world order familiar to us — dominated by “the West” and organized by capitalist relations — contains elements both ancient and new. By comparing different cultural zones in historical periods before Europe’s global dominance in the nineteenth century, this course will explore the diverse ways different cultures met the challenges of survival, and how patterns of connection and domination were made and unmade. Select themes — including trade, transportation, ecology, and state formation — will be used to highlight pre-modern patterns of connection across the globe.
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FORMAT COMMENTS: Meets Writing Requirement when taken with another 3-credit HIST writing course.