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HST:119The Modern World3

This course examines the development of the "the modern world" from a variety of global perspectives, including demographics, the human impact on the environment, social transformations and the rise of gender, ethnic, and class issues and identities, the impact of warfare and political and ideological conflict, and the implications for culture of global communications networks. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.