International and Global History since 1945

HISTORY 186

Spring 2017
Section: 
001
Instructor: 
Location: 
50 Birge
Day & Time: 
TuTh 2-3:30
Class Number: 
32123
Units: 
4

This course explores great and complex global historical changes that have taken place since the end of the second World War. By situating the major postwar upheavals - from decolonization to the Cold War; from population growth to environmental degradation; from globalization to the endurance of economic inequalities - in comparative and international contexts, this course encourages students to see the origins of our own times and dilemmas in their proper historical context and provides an introduction to recent international and global history.