Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This course introduces students to the history of 20th century international relations, broadly defined. It focuses on the ways in which disparate individuals, communities, ideas, goods, nation-states, environments, and economies interacted with transnational networks, international organizations, global processes, and universal human inequalities in a changing, interconnecting world. Key themes covered include: cross-cultural encounters and coexistence; conflict and cooperation; trade; and development. Particular attention will be given to marginalized peoples, perspectives, places, and situations.

Prerequisite(s):3 credit units HIST at the 100 level; 30 credit units of University; or permission of the department.

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