WOH 2040 World in the 20th Century

This course reviews the major political, economic, diplomatic, military, social and intellectual developments and events of the 20th century. It is a chronological approach to several major themes which comprise the history of the modern world: the decline of European hegemony in the course of two major wars and a world depression, a half-century of superpower hostility following the outbreak of the cold war, the transformation of global politics in light of the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the end of the Cold War, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism with terrorism patterns.


3 credits


Student must test into college-level reading on placement test.