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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 205                                    
Course Title: The Modern World
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


By examining events in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, this course explores the major historical processes that shaped the modern world, including industrialization, the rise of the nation- state, war, colonialism and anti-colonialism, and accelerating global contacts among peoples. The course considers how a globalized world dominated by a few industrialized nations arose, as well as how new and often competing ways of understanding the world took root. Students are examined on all readings either through quizzes or written assignments. Primary and secondary sources are assigned for class discussion, written exercises, and examinations.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: